publication . Article . 2013

The party members' court: Judicial control over intraparty disputes in Mexico,El tribunal de los militantes: El control judicial de los conflictos intrapartidistas en México

Javier Martín Reyes;
  • Published: 01 Feb 2013
Between 1997 and 2003, in a series of relevant cases, the Electoral Court of the Federal Judicial Branch (ECFJB) increased its capacity to adjudicate intraparty disputes. This paper explains how the ECFJB, without a supporting legislation, was able to establish a direct and far reaching control over intraparty disputes such as the election of party leaders, the selection of candidates, or the punishment of party members. Following a strategic behavior approach, I will provide empirical evidence to prove that there was a negative correlation between the level of judicial control over the parties’ internal life, on the one hand, and the vulnerability of the ECFJB ...
free text keywords: comportamiento judicial, conflictos intrapartidistas, vida interna de los partidos políticos, justicia electoral, TEPJF, Political science (General), JA1-92
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