PVEM

Partido Verde Ecologista de México/ Green Party (PVEM)

One of Mexico’s smaller parties, the PVEM came to prominence after allying itself with the PAN in its successful 2000 presidential election that unseated the PRI from power.  While a junior member of the alliance with PAN, the PVEM did win several seats in Congress that allowed it to push forward some of its agenda.  That partnership subsequently broke down and the PVEM now most frequently runs in coalition with the PRI.   It defines itself as a citizen’s environmental organization committed to “respect of all forms of life and the promotion of sustainable development.”   Nevertheless, despite being a “green” party in Mexico it is not recognized as such by the European Green Party movement.

They currently hold 21 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and six in the Senate.

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