Mexican legislative election, 1997

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Legislative elections were held in Mexico on 6 June 1997.[1] The Institutional Revolutionary Party won 239 of the 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies, the first time it had failed to win a majority. As a result the leaders of the Party of the Democratic Revolution and of the National Action Party were able to control Congress and installed Muñoz Ledo as the president of the Chamber of Deputies. At first, the PRI refused to accept the nomination and its parliamentary leader, Arturo Núñez Jiménez, declared it illegal. However, the PRI later accepted the fact and Muñoz Ledo answered the state of the union address of President Ernesto Zedillo.

Following the elections, the Party of the Cardenist Front of National Reconstruction, the Popular Socialist Party and the Mexican Democratic Party lost their legal registrations and they disappeared. Voter turnout was between 57% and 58%.[2]

Results[edit]

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Institutional Revolutionary Party 11,266,155 38.5 77 -18
National Action Party 7,881,121 26.9 33 +8
Party of the Democratic Revolution 7,564,656 25.8 16 +8
Ecologist Green Party of Mexico 1,180,04 4.0 1 +1
Labor Party 745,881 2.6 1 +1
Party of the Cardenist Front of National Reconstruction 337,328 1.2 0 0
Mexican Democratic Party 193,509 0.7 0 0
Popular Socialist Party 96,500 0.3 0 0
Non-registered candidates 16,137 0.1 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 872,421
Total 30,153,712 100 128 0
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Constituency PR Seats +/-
Votes % Votes %
Institutional Revolutionary Party 11,305,957 39.1 11,438,719 39.1 239 -61
National Action Party 7,698,840 26.6 7,795,538 26.6 121 +2
Party of the Democratic Revolution 7,435,456 25.7 7,518,903 25.7 125 +54
Ecologist Green Party of Mexico 1,105,688 3.8 1,116,137 3.8 8 +8
Labor Party 748,869 2.6 756,125 2.6 7 -3
Party of the Cardenist Front of National Reconstruction 325,465 1.1 328,872 1.1 0 0
Mexican Democratic Party 191,779 0.7 193,903 0.7 0 0
Popular Socialist Party 98,176 0.3 99,109 0.3 0 0
Independents 15,638 0.5 15,815 0.5 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 845,803 856,732
Total 29,771,671 100 30,119,853 100 500 0
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, pp465-467