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On Sunday July 6, 1997 they were held in Mexico legislative elections, in which they were chosen to federal level: The President of the United Mexican States is the head of state of Mexico. ... Felipe de Jesús Calderón Hinojosa (b. ... The Mexican Executive Cabinet is a part of the executive branch of the Mexican government. ... Congress (formally: Congreso de la Unión or Congress of the Union) is the legislative branch of the Mexican government. ... The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... The LX Legislature (60th) of the Congress of Mexico is meeting from September 1, 2006, to September 1, 2009. ... The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) is the highest Federal court in the United Mexican States. ... This article lists political parties in Mexico. ... Politics of Mexico Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Mexico ... The general election was held in Mexico on Wednesday, July 6, 1988. ... On Sunday August 18, 1991 they were held in Mexico legislative elections, in which they were chosen to federal level: 32 Senators. ... The general election was held in Mexico on Sunday, August 21, 1994. ... Mexico held a general election on Sunday, 2 July 2000. ... A number of elections, both federal and local, took place in Mexico during 2003: // Chamber of Deputies – 500 federal deputies Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2003 Colima state election Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2003 Nuevo León state election Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2003 Sonora... A number of local elections took place in Mexico during 2004: // Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2004 Chihuahua state election Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2004 Durango state election Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2004 Zacatecas state election Governor, state congress, and mayors See: 2004 Aguascalientes state... A number of local elections took place in Mexico during 2005: // Governor, five mayors, and 21 (15+6) local deputies See: 2005 Baja California Sur state election Governor, mayors, and local congress See: 2005 Guerrero state election Governor, eight mayors, and 25 (15+10) local deputies See: 2005 Quintana Roo... A number of elections on the federal and local level took place in Mexico during 2006. ... A number of elections on the local level are scheduled to take place in Mexico during 2007. ... The Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) is an autonomous, public organization responsible for organizing federal elections in Mexico, that is, those related to the election of president of the United Mexican States and to the election of Lower and Upper Chamber members that constitute the Mexican Union Congress. ... The United Mexican States or Mexico (Estados Unidos Mexicanos or México) is a federal republic made up of 31 states (estados) and one Federal District, (Distrito Federal), which contains the capital, Mexico City. ... Traditionally, the Government of Mexico has sought to maintain its interests abroad and project its influence largely through moral persuasion. ... The Mexican military forces are composed of the Mexican Army (which includes the Mexican Air Force as a subordinate entity) and the Mexican Navy. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • 32 Senators. Members of the upper house of the Congress of the Union, chosen by a national list voted in the 5 districts in which the country by an extraordinary period of three years is divided, due to the legal reforms to the integration of the Senate of the Republic in 1996.
  • 500 Federal Deputies. Members of the lower house of the Congress of the Union, 300 chosen in a direct way by each district uninominal and 200 chosen indirectly through a system of national lists by each one of the 5 districts in which the country is divided, all by a period of three years, that begins September 1, 1997.

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The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexicos bicameral Congress. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... September 1 is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years). ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Legislative elections

The legislative elections of 1997 marked a milestone in the modern history of Mexico, was the first time that the Institutional Revolutionary Party lost the simple majority in the deputies of and that therefore this remained constituted only by minorities, being the PRI the first minority, nevertheless, added the representatives of all the parties of opposition (PAN, PRD, PVEM and PT) they were a majority respect to PRI, by what these leaders and coordinators of the PRD and of the PAN, Porfirio Muñoz Ledo and Carlos Medina Plascencia, respectively, they took the control of the Congress and they installed the LVII Legislature choosing as the president of the deputies to Muñoz Ledo, the PRI refused to accept this installation and its parliamentary leader, Arturo Núñez Jiménez, declared illegal the act, nevertheless, finally the PRI finished for accepting the fact, Muñoz Ledo and that this contest the report of government of the then president Ernesto Zedillo. Porfirio Muñoz Ledo is a mexican politician. ... Carlos Medina Plascencia (b. ... Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León (born December 27, 1951) was President of Mexico from 1994 to 2000. ...


Senate

Number of the seats by political parties

Party Senators %
Institutional Revolutionary Party 77 60.15
National Action Party 33 25.78
Party of the Democratic Revolution 16 12.50
Labor Party 1 0.78
Ecologist Green Party of Mexico 1 0.78
Total 128 100.0

Source: Instituto Federal Electoral Image File history File links Larger version File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... Image File history File links Pan_logo. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ...  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... Image File history File links Pt_logo. ... Party of Labour (Partido del Trabajo, abbreviated to PT) is a nationally recognized political party in Mexico founded on December 8, 1990. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, known by the abbreviation PVEM) is one of the six political parties to enjoy representation in the Mexican Congress. ...


Senate votes

Party Proportional representation
Votes %
Institutional Revolutionary Party 11,279,167 38.50
National Action Party 7,880,966 26.90
Party of the Democratic Revolution 7,569,895 25.84
Ecologist Green Party of Mexico 1,180,804 4.03
Labor Party 745,279 2.54
Partido Cardenista 335,399 1.14
Mexican Democratic Party 193,340 0.66
Popular Socialist Party 95,719 0.33
None 871,326
Total 30,151,895 100.00

Source: Instituto Federal Electoral [1]. Image File history File links Larger version File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... Image File history File links Pan_logo. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ...  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, known by the abbreviation PVEM) is one of the six political parties to enjoy representation in the Mexican Congress. ... Image File history File links Pt_logo. ... Party of Labour (Partido del Trabajo, abbreviated to PT) is a nationally recognized political party in Mexico founded on December 8, 1990. ... Image File history File links 50_8_PFCRN.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Joseph Solis in Australia/Sandbox Mexican general election, 1994 Party of the National Reconstruction Cardenist Front Mexican general election, 1988 Mexican general... Party of the National Reconstruction Cardenist Front The Party of the National Reconstruction Cardenist Front (Partido del Frente Cardenista de Reconstrucción Nacional known by the abbreviation PFCRN in Spanish) is the Mexican political party that exist from 1987 to 1997, that last year ephemeral simplified its name to the... Image File history File links Logo_PDM1. ... The Partido Demócrata Mexicano (Mexican Democratic Party) is a Mexican synarchist political party, especially active in Jalisco and nearby states. ... Image File history File links Logo_PPS.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Popular Socialist Party (Mexico) User:Joseph Solis in Australia/Sandbox Mexican general election, 1994 Mexican general election, 1988 Mexican general election, 1997 Mexican... Popular Socialist Party (Spanish: Partido Popular Socialista, PPS) is a left-wing political party in Mexico. ...


Chamber of Deputies

Number of the seats by political parties

Party Deputies %
Institutional Revolutionary Party 239 47.8
Party of the Democratic Revolution 125 25
National Action Party 121 24.2
Labor Party 7 1.4
Ecologist Green Party of Mexico 6 1.2
Total 500 100.0

Source: Instituto Federal Electoral Image File history File links Larger version File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ...  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... Image File history File links Pan_logo. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... Image File history File links Pt_logo. ... Party of Labour (Partido del Trabajo, abbreviated to PT) is a nationally recognized political party in Mexico founded on December 8, 1990. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, known by the abbreviation PVEM) is one of the six political parties to enjoy representation in the Mexican Congress. ...


Chamber of Deputies votes

Party Relative majority Proportional representation
Votes % Votes %
Institutional Revolutionary Party 11,311,963 39.11 11,445,852 39.11
National Action Party 7,696,797 26.61 7,792,290 26.63
Party of the Democratic Revolution 7,436,468 25.71 7,519,914 25.70
Ecologist Green Party of Mexico 1,105,922 3.62 1,116,463 3.82
Labor Party 749,231 2.59 756,436 2.58
Partido Cardenista 324,265 1.12 327,681 1.12
Mexican Democratic Party 191,821 0.66 193,990 0.66
Popular Socialist Party 97,473 0.34 98,391 0.34
None 844,762 855,227
Total 29,771,911 100.00 30,120,221 100.00

Source: Instituto Federal Electoral [2], [3]. Image File history File links Larger version File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Institutional Revolutionary Party (Spanish: Partido Revolucionario Institucional or PRI) is a Mexican political party that wielded hegemonic power in the country—under a succession of names—for more than 70 years. ... Image File history File links Pan_logo. ... The National Action Party (Spanish: Partido Acción Nacional), known by the acronym PAN, is a conservative and Christian Democratic party and one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ...  ©  This image is copyrighted. ... The Party of the Democratic Revolution (in Spanish: Partido de la Revolución Democrática, PRD) is one of the three main political parties in Mexico. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, known by the abbreviation PVEM) is one of the six political parties to enjoy representation in the Mexican Congress. ... Image File history File links Pt_logo. ... Party of Labour (Partido del Trabajo, abbreviated to PT) is a nationally recognized political party in Mexico founded on December 8, 1990. ... Image File history File links 50_8_PFCRN.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): User:Joseph Solis in Australia/Sandbox Mexican general election, 1994 Party of the National Reconstruction Cardenist Front Mexican general election, 1988 Mexican general... Party of the National Reconstruction Cardenist Front The Party of the National Reconstruction Cardenist Front (Partido del Frente Cardenista de Reconstrucción Nacional known by the abbreviation PFCRN in Spanish) is the Mexican political party that exist from 1987 to 1997, that last year ephemeral simplified its name to the... Image File history File links Logo_PDM1. ... The Partido Demócrata Mexicano (Mexican Democratic Party) is a Mexican synarchist political party, especially active in Jalisco and nearby states. ... Image File history File links Logo_PPS.jpg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Popular Socialist Party (Mexico) User:Joseph Solis in Australia/Sandbox Mexican general election, 1994 Mexican general election, 1988 Mexican general election, 1997 Mexican... Popular Socialist Party (Spanish: Partido Popular Socialista, PPS) is a left-wing political party in Mexico. ...


Consequence

As a consequence of the elections, the Cardenista, Popular Socialist and Mexican Democratic parties lost their legal registration and they disappeared as such, while the Labor Party and the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico managed to consolidate a base of support that, although minority, gave a real political force and became parties whose votes could help the greater parties form majorities. Party of Labour (Partido del Trabajo, abbreviated to PT) is a nationally recognized political party in Mexico founded on December 8, 1990. ... The Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (Spanish: Partido Verde Ecologista de México, known by the abbreviation PVEM) is one of the six political parties to enjoy representation in the Mexican Congress. ...


Since the 1997 congressional elections no party has obtained obsolute majority in the Chamber of Deputies.

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