After 86 years of domination in Mexico’s state governments, the country’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) suffered a landslide defeat in recent elections, with the unprecedented upset coming shortly after Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto launched a new initiative to amend the constitution to legalize same-sex “marriage” nationwide.
Public outrage over the PRI member president’s push for homosexual marriage in the predominantly Catholic nation was expressed at the ballot box. Peña Nieto’s devastating loss also marks the first time since his party was created back in 1929 that it does not hold a majority of state governorships in Mexico.
The PRI’s flagging influence in Mexico was witnessed at the polls throughout country.
“Out of 17 states holding elections on June 5, the PRI won only five states and lost four states with 19 percent of the country’s population,” LifeSiteNews reports. “The result is that the PRI now holds the governorship in only 15 of the country’s 31 states, with 45 percent of Mexico’s population.”
In addition to losing control of many of Mexico’s governorships, the PRI lost its power in the nation’s Federal District, as well.