February 15, 2016
Lorenzo Córdova, President of the Instituto Nacional Electoral in Mexico, on Mexico's Electoral System: Evolution and Consolidation of Political Rights.
Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, President of the General Council of the Instituto Nacional Electoral in Mexico (INE), and prestigious lawyer graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), gave a lecture on Mexico’s Electoral System last Monday February 1st at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), with the support of the Faculty of Political Sciences and UNAM Los Angeles.The speech focused on the evolution and consolidation of the political rights in Mexico, changes on the electoral system over time, and the new voting cards for Mexicans abroad.
This new voting document, which is expected to enhance the participation in Mexico’s elections in 2018 and beyond, will also provide an alternative of identification to the present consular card issued to Mexicans in the U. S., and will be given to any Mexican citizen, regardless the migratory status of the person in the current country of residence.
Additionally, Dr. Cordova, author of several books on political theory, spoke about the importance of plurality, transparency and equity in democratic systems. He said that Mexico is facing new challenges; therefore, it is necessary to provide different models of citizen participation.
The speech took place in the Whitsett Room of Sierra Hall at 11:00 am, local time in Los Angeles. After his hour-long presentation, Dr. Córdova engaged in a Q&A session, answering questions from a big audience, most of whom were students of the Department of Political Science at California State University, Northridge. Several CSUN officials attended the lecture such as Provost Yi Li, Dean Stella Theodoulou, Matt Cahn. Other important guests from UNAM LOS ANGELES also attended the lecture.