Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Struggle for Mexico's Presidency

The outcome of Mexico's Presidential election on July 2 provides credibility to a key part of the scenario in Red!Blue! Mexico’s election apparent tie is an example in North America of a large (36 million voters) and long-established democracy, in which presidential elections are so close that two candidates each claim victory. In this respect, at least, the situation illustrates a potential scenario in America. Most likely, if a decision were to be made by the election commission in Mexico, the loser would accept the outcome and concede. But this isn’t certain. It will be interesting to watch the course that events take in Mexico.

In any case, tied elections in large democracies are not that unusual, and they create constitutional crises. This is the heart of the scenario in Red!Blue!

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Red! Blue! Symposium

Welcome to the Red! Blue! Online Symposium

Overview of Symposium: The purpose of this symposium is to explore the possibility that another closely contested presidential election in 2008 could lead to a serious constitutional crisis in the United States.

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In the Symposium, you will be encouraged to examine the social, political and economic context of the Civil War and then apply insights to a fictionalized scenario set in 2008. Ultimately we will be asking the question - could a modern day ‘civil war’ occur?

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