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Tracción Acústica

Tracción Acústica is the tenth album of Enanitos Verdes released on January 27, 1998. Tracción Acústica is a compilation of their greatest hit songs recorded live in high acoustic quality, it includes a tribute to the legendary Mexican rock band El Tri, performing their classic theme "Metro Balderas". The album contains two unreleased tracks: "El Guerrero" and "Fiesta Jurásica"; the album was recorded live on October 29, 1997, in Mexico City. It was their first album with their new record label: PolyGram; the performance was filmed by television networks for Telehit and was aired on February 1998. Guest artists included Jeff Baxter on Julieta Venegas on accordion. Other guest artists included: Horacio Gomez on Edgardo Pais on guitar. Tracción Acústica was nominated for a Grammy for "Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album" Por el resto Te vi en un tren El guerrero La muralla verde Sólo dame otra oportunidad Guitarras blancas Cada vez que digo adiós El extraño de pelo largo Tus viejas cartas No me verás / Metro balderas Aún sigo cantando Fiesta jurásica es:Tracción acústica

1993 Canadian federal election

The 1993 Canadian federal election was held on October 25 of that year to elect members to the House of Commons of Canada of the 35th Parliament of Canada. Fourteen parties competed for the 295 seats in the House at that time, it was one of the most eventful elections in Canada's history, with more than half of the electorate switching parties from the 1988 election. The Liberals, led by Jean Chrétien, won a strong majority in the House and formed the next government of Canada; the election was called on September 8, 1993, by the new Progressive Conservative Party leader, Prime Minister Kim Campbell, near the end of her party's five-year mandate. When she assumed office in June, the party was unpopular, was further weakened by the emergence of new parties that were competing for its core supporters. Campbell's initial efforts helped the party recover somewhat in pre-election polls before the writs were issued. However, this momentum did not last, the Progressive Conservatives suffered the most lopsided defeat for a Canadian governing party at the federal level, among the worst suffered by a governing party in the Western world, losing more than half their vote from 1988 and all but two of their 156 seats.

Though they recovered in the 1997 election, the Progressive Conservatives lost seats in 2000 and would never be a major force in Canadian politics again. In 2003, the Progressive Conservative Party disappeared when it merged with the larger Canadian Alliance party to create the new Conservative Party of Canada. Two new parties emerged in this election from former supporters of the Progressive Conservatives; the sovereigntist Bloc Québécois won half the votes in Quebec and became the Official Opposition. To date, this is the only time that a party committed to the political secession of a region of Canada has become the Official Opposition of Canada; the Reform Party won nearly as many seats and replaced the PCs as the major right-wing party in the Commons, although it won only one seat east of Manitoba. The traditional third party, the NDP, collapsed to nine seats only one election after having what was its best performance, it remains the NDP's worst result in a federal election since its formation and the only election where the party polled fewer than one million votes.

Voter turnout was 70.9%, adjusted from initial tallies of 69.6% to account for deceased electors. The Liberal Party had dominated Canadian politics for much of the 20th century; the party had been in office for all but 22 years between 1896 and 1984. The Conservatives/Progressive Conservatives only formed government six times in this period. In 1984, Brian Mulroney led the Progressive Conservatives to the biggest majority government in Canadian history, winning a majority of the seats in every province; the Liberals lost 95 seats in the worst defeat for a governing party at the federal level at the time. The PCs made a strong showing in Quebec, a province where they had held few seats for much of the century. Between 1896 and 1984, they had only managed to win the majority of seats in that province once, in their 1958 landslide—the only other time besides 1984 that a party has won 200 seats in an election. After winning only one seat in Quebec in 1980, the Tories won 58 seats in 1984, leaving the Liberals with no seats outside of Montreal.

Mulroney's government was based on a "grand coalition" of conservative populists from the West, fiscal conservatives from Atlantic Canada and Ontario, Quebec nationalists. This coalition helped him win reelection in 1988 with a smaller mandate. Over the next five years, the popularity of Mulroney and his party collapsed; the late 1980s recession badly harmed the Canadian economy, as unemployment increased and the federal budget deficit grew. When the PCs had formed the government in 1984, the federal deficit was at an unprecedented $34.5 billion, had grown over $40 billion by 1993, despite pledges to reduce it. The federal debt had grown to $500 billion. In an attempt to restore the fiscal balance, Mulroney had brought in the unpopular Goods and Services Tax in 1991. Mulroney had promised to change the constitutional status quo in favour of increasing provincial autonomy, he attempted to amend the constitution twice. The Meech Lake Accord collapsed in 1990 when the provincial legislatures of Newfoundland and Manitoba adjourned without bringing the issue to a vote.

The Charlottetown Accord was defeated by the Canadian people in an October 1992 referendum. In the case of the Charlottetown Accord, the majority of Canada's population voted against an agreement endorsed by every First Minister and most other political groups; this stinging rebuke against the "political class" in Canada was a preview of things to come, as the upcoming election would be held on October 25, 1993, a year less a day after the Charlottetown referendum. These factors combined to make Mulroney the least popular leader since opinion polling began in the 1940s; the Progressive Conservative Party's popularity reached a low of just over 15% in 1991. With polls showing him facing certain defeat in the next election, Mulroney announced his retirement from politics in February 1993. While several senior Cabinet members had passed over contesting the leadership, Minister of Justice Kim Campbell emerged as the leading candidate to replace Mulroney as party leader and prime minister. Despite a vigorous challenge from Environment Minister Jea