Revolutionary Convention of Aguascalientes
Revolutionary Convention of evolucionaria de Aguascalientes
By: Luciano Ramírez Hurtado Departament of History, U.A.A.
In October 1914, during the Mexican Revolution, Aguascalientes was chosen as the venue for the Revolutionary Convention. The conference aimed to remove divisions among different factions; to decide who would govern the country and how; and to agree on the drawing up of a government program.
The Convention was, above all, an attempt to foster political compromise between the revolutionary factions. It was also a power struggle, and an attempt to impose hegemony and create a viable State.
It was the institutional stage where the competing revolutionary groups that had formed a coalition against Huerta could measure their respective political and ideological strength.