Seventh Federal Electoral District of Chihuahua

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District Chih-VII

The Seventh Federal Electoral District of Chihuahua (VII Distrito Electoral Federal de Chihuahua) 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 nine such districts in the state of Chihuahua.

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]

Under the 2005 districting scheme, the district covers the municipalities of Bachíniva, Buenaventura, Casas Grandes, Cuauhtémoc, Galeana, Gómez Farías, Guerrero, Ignacio Zaragoza, Madera, Matachí, Moris, Namiquipa, Nuevo Casas Grandes, Ocampo, Riva Palacio and Temósachi.[1]

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

Previous districting schemes[edit]

1996–2005 district[edit]

Between 1996 and 2005, Chihuahua's Seventh District was located in the centre-west portion of the state and comprised mostly municipalities of the Sierra Tarahumara region: Bachíniva, Batopilas, Bocoyna, Carichí, Chínipas, Cuauhtémoc, Cusihuiriachi, Dr. Belisario Domínguez, Gran Morelos, Guazapares, Guerrero, Maguarichi, Moris, Nonoava, Ocampo, Riva Palacio, San Francisco de Borja, Santa Isabel, Satevó, Uruachi and Urique.[2]

1979–1996 district[edit]

Between 1979 and 1996, the Seventh District comprised the southern portion of the state capital, Chihuahua, Chih.

Deputies returned to Congress from this district[edit]

Mexico Parties
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PRD logo (Mexico).svg PRD
PT Party (Mexico).svg PT
PVE Party (Mexico).svg PVEM
Movimiento Ciudadano.svg MC
PNA Party (Mexico).svg PANAL


2 July 2006 General Election: Seventh District of Chihuahua
Party or Alliance Candidate Votes Percentage
National Action Party Jeffrey Jones 36,863
28.10 / 100
Alliance for Mexico
Green tickY Israel Beltrán Montes 56,327
42.93 / 100
Coalition for the Good of All
(PRD, PT, Convergencia)
Víctor Quintana Silveyra 27.782
21.18 / 100
New Alliance Party Austreberta Bustamante Grajeda 6,855
3.72 / 100
Social Democratic and Peasant Alternative Ramiro Encontrías Ontiveros 1,100
0.84 / 100
Red XN Unregistered candidates 137
0.10 / 100
Red XN Spoilt papers 4,113
3.13 / 100
Total 131,195
100 / 100
Source: Instituto Federal Electoral.[3]