Eighth Federal Electoral District of Chiapas
The Eighth Federal Electoral District of Chiapas (VIII Distrito Electoral Federal de Chiapas) is one of the 300 Electoral Districts into which Mexico is divided for the purpose of elections to the federal Chamber of Deputies and one of 12 such districts in the state of Chiapas.
The Eighth District of Chiapas covers eight municipalities near the Guatemalan border: Bella Vista, Chicomuselo, Comitán de Domínguez, Frontera Comalapa, La Independencia, La Trinitaria, Socoltenango and Tzimol.
The district's head town (cabecera distrital), where results from individual polling stations are gathered together and collated, is the city of Comitán.
Previous districting schemes
Between 1996 and 2005, the Eighth District had a slightly different configuration. Still in the same broad region and centred on Comitán, it covered the following municipalities:
- Comitán de Domínguez, La Independencia, La Trinitaria, Socoltenango and Tzimol, as at present, plus:
- Amatenango del Valle, Chanal, Las Rosas, and Teopisca.
The Eighth District of Chiapas was created in 1977. Prior to that year, Chiapas only had six federal electoral districts. The Eighth District elected its first deputy, to the 51st Congress, in 1979.
Deputies returned to Congress from this district
- LI Legislature
- LII Legislature
- LIII Legislature
- LIV Legislature
- 1988–1991: Leyber Martínez González (PRI)
- LV Legislature
- LVI Legislature
- 1994–1997: Germán Jiménez Gómez (PRI)
- LVII Legislature
- 1997–2000: Juan Carlos Gómez Aranda (PRI)
- LVIII Legislature
- 2000–2003: Roberto Javier Fuentes Domínguez (PRI)
- LIX Legislature
- 2003–2006: Mario Culebro Velasco (PRI)
- LX Legislature
- 2006–2009: Arnulfo Cordero Alfonzo (PRI)
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