Mexican legislative election, 1979

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Legislative elections were held in Mexico on 1 July 1979.[1] The Institutional Revolutionary Party won 296 of the 400 seats in the Chamber of Deputies.[2] Voter turnout was 49%.[3]

Results[edit]

Party Mayoria Partido Seats +/-
Votes % Votes %
Institutional Revolutionary Party 8,714,151 74.1 9,418,178 72.8 296 +101
National Action Party 1,485,593 11.3 1,525,111 11.8 43 +23
Mexican Communist Party 691,229 5.3 703,068 5.4 18 New
Popular Socialist Party 380,719 2.9 389,590 3.0 11 -1
Mexican Democratic Party 296,623 2.3 293,540 2.3 10 New
Socialist Party of the Workers 294,727 2.3 311,913 2.4 10 New
Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution 238,892 1.8 298,183 2.3 12 +2
Non-registered candidates 10,748 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 683,728 833,146
Total 13,796,410 100 13,772,729 100 400 +163
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume I, p453 ISBN 978-0-19-928357-6
  2. ^ Nohlen, p469
  3. ^ Nohlen, p460