Understanding Constitutional Amendments in Mexico: Perpetuum Mobile Constitution

Mauro Arturo Rivera León

Abstract

In spite of being formally rigid, the Mexican Constitution is frequently amended. In this article, I analyze the constitutional amendment procedure in order to understand the causes, consequences and potential solutions of the accelerated rhythm of constitutional amendments in Mexico.

Resumen:

A pesar de ser formalmente rígida, la Constitución mexicana ha sido reformada con gran frecuencia. En el presente artículo se analiza el procedimiento de reforma constitucional para entender las causas, consecuencias y potenciales soluciones al acelerado ritmo de reformas constitucionales en México.

Keywords

Constitutional amendment; rigid constitutions; flexible constitutions; Reforma constitucional, Constituciones rígidas, Constituciones flexibles.

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