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Mexico's Government

By Kasra Farsad

Mexico, also known as the United Mexican States, has 31 states and 1 federal district. Mexico is run by a federal republic under a centralized government. The capital of Mexico is Mexico City. Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1810. The Constitution was written on February 5, 1917. The national holiday which resembles Americas 4th of July is there Independence Day on September 16. Mexico's Government consists of a Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branch.

Mexico's Government at a Glance

Mexico's government consists of three governmental branches. The executive branch is ruled by the president and must rule according to the law. A new president is elected every six years by means of election. The Government is against re-election so a President can only serve one term. The Presidents is the Supreme Commander of the Army, Navy and Air Force. He can declare war on other countries with the consent of the Congress. The Congress doesn't believe in violence to solve their problems, but in peace treaties. As the President, he must assign the Secretaries of State. They are individuals who are assigned to be in charge of certain areas of the country. They are in charge of health care, tourism, the environment, education, commerce, social development, energy, peace within the nation, communications, the countryside, tax collection, labor, relations with other countries, etc.

Mexico's Executive Branch

Mexico's government consists of three governmental branches. The executive branch is ruled by the president and must rule according to the law. A new president is elected every six years by means of election. The Government is against re-election so a President can only serve one term. The Presidents is the Supreme Commander of the Army, Navy and Air Force. He can declare war on other countries with the consent of the Congress. The Congress doesn't believe in violence to solve their problems, but in peace treaties. As the President, he must assign the Secretaries of State. They are individuals who are assigned to be in charge of certain areas of the country. They are in charge of health care, tourism, the environment, education, commerce, social development, energy, peace within the nation, communications, the countryside, tax collection, labor, relations with other countries, etc.

 

Mexico's Legislative Branch

The Legislative Branch is in charge of the making of laws, and discussing the countries problems with other countries. The Legislative Branch for the entire country is called the Congress of the Union and is made up of the Chamber of Representatives and the Chamber of the Senate, whose duty it is to discuss and pass laws. They are made up of 500 Representatives and 128 Senators. The Representatives and Senators come from every state of the Republic and belong to different political parties. The Legislative Branch also over looks the Executive branches activities.

 

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