February 16, 2010

Grupo Salinas and Fundacion Friedrich Naumann Organize Political Reform Conference Entitled ‘Analisis De La Nueva Reforma Politica: La Democracia Que Tenemos, El Estado Que Queremos’ at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM)

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of an ongoing effort to
support debate on the development of Mexico, Grupo Salinas is proud to
announce the forum "Analisis De La Nueva Reforma Politica: La Democracia Que
Tenemos, El Estado Que Queremos," which was held jointly by Caminos de la
Libertad and the Fundacion Freidrich Naumann at Mexico's National Autonomous
University (UNAM) to discuss important aspects of proposed political reform in

The event brings together top scholars, intellectuals and electoral
institute representatives to discuss issues such as re-election of members of
Congress, reducing the size of the Mexican Congress and requiring an absolute
majority for presidential elections.

The roundtable discussions were as follows:

-- "Immediate re-election of members of congress and municipal leaders"
with Congressman Jaime Cardenas, Professor Andres Lajous and Guillermo Garcia.

-- "Electoral reform: reducing the size of Congress, two-round run-off
system, threshold of representation" with Dr. Jorge Alcocer, Dr. Miguel
and Dr. Emilio Zebadua.

-- "Executive-Legislative relations: Preferred initiatives, partial veto,
ratification of the Cabinet" with Professor Jeffrey Weldon, Dr. Andres Ponce
de Leon
, Dr. Hector Fix-Fierro and Guillermo Xiuh Tenorio.

-- "Citizen participation: Citizen initiatives, independent candidates,
plebiscites, referendums, impeachment" with IFE Commissioner Benito Nacif,
Mexico City IFE Commissioner Yolanda Leon and Dr. Jose Antonio Crespo.

General coordination and moderating of the roundtables was done by
Professor Fernando Dworak.

For more information, visit www.caminosdelalibertad.com

About Grupo Salinas

Grupo Salinas (www.gruposalinas.com) is a group of dynamic, fast-growing,
and technologically advanced companies focused on creating shareholder value,
contributing to build the middle class of the countries where they operate,
and improving society through excellence. Created by Mexican entrepreneur

Ricardo B. Salinas (www.ricardosalinas.com), Grupo Salinas operates as a
management development and decision forum for the top leaders of member
companies, TV Azteca (www.irtvazteca.com), Azteca America (www.aztecaamerica.com), Grupo Elektra (www.grupoelektra.com.mx), Banco Azteca
(www.bancoazteca.com.mx), Afore Azteca (www.aforeazteca.com.mx, Seguros Azteca
(www.segurosazteca.com.mx), and Grupo Iusacell (www.iusacell.com). Each of
the Grupo Salinas companies operates independently, with its own management,
board of directors and shareholders. Grupo Salinas has no equity holdings.
However, member companies share a common vision, values and strategies for
achieving rapid growth, superior results and world-class performance.

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SOURCE Grupo Salinas; TV Azteca; Caminos de la Libertad