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Mexico fought for democracy. Could it slide back to a one-party state?

MEXICO CITY - Claudia Sheinbaum's resounding victory in Mexico's presidential election has injected fresh energy into a leftist movement that has rapidly reshaped the United States' most populous neighbor and is poised to assume far-reaching control over government.

It took Mexico decades of painstaking effort to transition from a one-party state to a 21st-century democracy. Now, some warn, it's at risk of returning to the authoritarian system of the 20th century, under a different name.

"There are many warning signs on the horizon that should worry those concerned about the future of democracy in Mexico," said political scientist Denise Dresser, a prominent critic of the ruling Morena party.


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