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Mexico – International seminar « Politics and Money: Democracy vs Corruption”

05/12/2017 - 06/12/2017

Mexico City - Representatives of the Venice Commission participated in an international seminar focused on “Financing of political life and electoral campaign” organised by the National Electoral Institute of Mexico.

This international forum aimed at sharing experience and discussing different issues related to the financing of electoral campaign, use of different resources by political parties and candidates and the impact of modern technologies on electoral process. The discussions also focused on the undue influence of money in the dynamics of a political community and its negative impact in contexts of economic inequality and concentration of wealth.

The event took place in the framework of the preparation of the Mexican general elections of 1 July 2018.

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