Mexico Presidential election 2018 voting live

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Mexico Presidential election 2018 Results Voting Live

Mexico Presidential election Dates 2018

Mexico Presidential election Date: 1 July 2018

General elections are scheduled to be held in Mexico on 1 July 2018. Voters will elect a new president to serve a six-year term, 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies and 128 members of the Senate. The members of the legislature elected on this date will be the first allowed to run for re-election in subsequent elections.

Incumbent President Enrique Peña Nieto is not eligible for a second term according to the Mexican Constitution.


Mexico Presidential election Voting Live 2018 

1.None of the political parties has a formal announcement of candidacy for the 2018 general election. The National Indigenous Congress announced on 28 May 2017 the election of María de Jesús Patricio Martínez as spokeswoman and indigenous representative for the 2018 general election, aiming to obtain an independent candidacy.

2.The method for choosing the presidential candidate will be through a convention of delegates. The PRI will hold its convention of delegates on 18 February 2018. José Antonio Meade Kuribreña was the only candidate to register for the nomination, thus, making him the “presumptive nominee”.


Electoral system of Mexico

The President is elected by plurality in a single round of voting.

The 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected by two methods; 300 are elected in single-member constituencies by first-past-the-post voting, with the remaining 200 elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation, with seats allocated using the simple quotient and largest remainder method. No party is allowed to hold more than 300 seats.

The 128 members of the Senate are also elected by two methods, with 96 elected in 32 three-seat constituencies based on the states and 32 elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation. In the three-seat constituencies, two seats are allocated to the party receiving the highest number of votes and one seat to the party receiving the second-highest number of votes.


Candidates for Presidential election

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Mexico Parties and leaders

National Action Party, Institutional Revolutionary Party, Party of the Democratic Revolution,Labor Party


Mexico past election results 

Candidates Party Votes %
  Felipe Calderón National Action Party 15,000,284 35.89%
  Andrés Manuel López Obrador Coalition for the Good of All (PRD, PT, CV) 14,756,350 35.31%
  Roberto Madrazo Alliance for Mexico (PRI, PVEM) 9,301,441 22.26%
  Patricia Mercado Social Democratic and Peasant Alternative Party 1,128,850 2.70%
  Roberto Campa Cifrián New Alliance 401,804 0.96%
  Write in 297,989 0.71%
  Blank/Invalid 904,604 2.16%
Total 41,791,322 100.0%
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