Second Federal Electoral District of Chiapas

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The Second Federal Electoral District of Chiapas (II 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.

It elects one deputy to the lower house of Congress for each three-year legislative period, by means of the first past the post system.

District territory[edit]

The Second District of Chiapas is located in the Altos de Chiapas region and covers the municipalities of Aldama, Bochil, Chalchihuitán, Chapultenango, Chenalhó, Francisco León, Huitiupán, Ixhuatán, Jitotol, Larráinzar, Ocotepec, Pantelhó, Pantepec, Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán, Rayón, San Andrés Duraznal, San Juan Cancuc, Santiago el Pinar, Simojovel, Sitalá, Tapalapa and Tapilula.[1]

The district's head town (cabecera distrital), where results from individual polling stations are gathered together and collated, is the city of Bochil.

Previous districting schemes[edit]

1996–2005 district[edit]

Between 1996 and 2005, the Second District was broadly located in the same region of Chiapas, but with a different composition. It covered municipalities from both the Los Altos region and the extreme north of the state: Amatán, Chapultenango, El Bosque, Francisco León, Huitiupan, Ixhuatán, Ixtacomitán, Ixtapangajoya, Jitotol, Juárez, Ostuacán, Pantepec, Pichucalco, Pueblo Nuevo Solistahuacán, Rayón, Reforma, Simojovel, Solosuchiapa, Sunuapa, Tapilula and Tapalapa. It was at that time centred on the city of Pichucalco.[2]

Deputies returned to Congress from this district[edit]

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  1. ^ Instituto Federal Electoral. "Condensado de Chiapas" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2008. 
  2. ^ Instituto Federal Electoral. "Distritación de 1996 de Chiapas" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 November 2008. Retrieved 9 November 2008.