The debate around voting rights for Mexicans living abroad
Jacqueline Peschard/Jesus Martinez. In this issue of the U.S.-Mexico Policy Bulletin, two distinguished Mexican scholars with practical experience in electoral matters, debate the merits and difficulties of a reform establishing voting rights for Mexicans abroad. Jacqueline Peschard served as a citizen counselor of Mexico’s Federal Electoral Institute for seven years before returning to an academic career at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. She is currently a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center in a joint program with the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations. Jesús Martínez Saldaña, a professor at California State University, Fresno,was recently elected to the state congress in Michoacán, Mexico as a member of the PRD. He is the first Mexican resident in the United States to serve as a state legislator in Mexico.
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