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The Senate (Spanish: Cámara de Senadores or Senado) is the upper house of Mexico's bicameral Congress. 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 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. ... On Sunday July 6, 1997 they were held in Mexico legislative elections, in which they were chosen to federal level: 32 Senators. ... 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. ... In government, bicameralism is the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers. ... Congress (formally: Congreso de la Unión or Congress of the Union) is the legislative branch of the Mexican government. ...

The tribune of the Mexican Senate.
The tribune of the Mexican Senate.

After a series of reforms during the 1990s, it is now made up of 128 senators: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ...

  • Two for each of the 31 states and two for the Federal District elected under the principle of relative majority;
  • One for each of the 31 states and one for the Federal District, assigned under the principle of first minority (i.e. awarded to the party who had won the second highest number of votes within the state or Federal District);
  • Thirty-two national senators-at-large, divided among the parties in proportion to their share of the national vote.

In a senatorial race, each party nominates 2 candidates who run and are elected together by direct vote. The party of the 2 candidates that won the second highest vote within the state or the Federal District then assigns a senator to occupy the third seat (first minority seat), according to the list of candidates that the party registered before the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE). 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. ... The Mexican Federal District, known in Spanish as Distrito Federal (D.F.), is an area within Mexico that is not part of any of the Mexican states, but an independent self-governing city-state and the seat of the Federal Government. ... 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. ...


Term and current Composition

See main article: LX Legislature of the Mexican Congress

In Spanish, it is conventional to refer to each Legislature of the Senate by the Roman numeral of its term. The LX Legislature (60th) of the Congress of Mexico is meeting from September 1, 2006, to September 1, 2009. ... A legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ... The system of Roman numerals is a numeral system originating in ancient Rome, and was adapted from Etruscan numerals. ...


The current session (whose term lasts from 2006 to 2009) is known as the LX Legislatura (60th Legislature). For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... 2009 (MMIX) will be a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Senators are elected to serve during two legislatures of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies. Thus, current Senators (who were elected in the July 2, 2006 election) will serve during the 60th and 61st Legislatures of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies. The Chamber of Deputies (Spanish: Cámara de Diputados) is the lower house of Mexicos bicameral legislature, the Congress of the Union. ... For other elections in Mexico during 2006, see 2006 Mexican elections For election disputes and controversies, see Mexican general election 2006 controversies A general election was held in Mexico on Sunday, July 2, 2006. ...


External link

  • (Spanish) Official Website of the Mexican Senate

 
 

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