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Mexico held its general election on July 1, 2018. At the federal level, Mexicans elected a new president, 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies and 128 members to the Senate, in addition to the thousands of state and municipal positions up for election. In total, more than 3,000 elected positions were up for grabs, making the 2018 election unprecedented in its scope and impact on Mexico’s political landscape.

This page will be updated as information is confirmed by INE.

Governors and the Mayor of Mexico City

All governors and the mayor of Mexico City (Jefe de Gobierno) are elected using a plurality electoral system and serve a six-year term. These positions do not have run-off elections in Mexico.


Election Results

Click the hyperlinks below to view the bio of the elected official.




Elected Official



Governor of Chiapas


Rutilio Escandón


Juntos Haremos Historia

Governor of Guanajuato


Diego Sinhue Rodríguez



Governor of Jalisco


Enrique Alfaro


Movimiento Ciudadano

Governor of Morelos


Cuauhtémoc Blanco


Juntos Haremos Historia

Governor of Puebla


Martha Erika Alonso


Por Puebla al Frente

Governor of Tabasco


Adán Augusto López


Juntos Haremos Historia

Governor of Veracruz


Cuitláhuac García


Juntos Haremos Historia

Governor of Yucatán


Mauricio Vila Dosal



Head of Government
Mexico City


Claudia Sheinbaum


Juntos Haremos Historia



Click the hyperlinks below to view the list of candidates for each position by state and for the City of Mexico.


State governorships up for election

Mayor/Head of Government


Mexico’s Congress: Senate and Chamber of Deputies

The Senate is composed of 128 members who serve six-year terms. Two senators are elected by plurality in each of the 31 states and in the Federal District. One additional senator per state is awarded to the top performing minority party. The remaining 32 seats are allocated based on closed-list proportional representation, whereby voters cast their votes for a set list of party-supplied candidates.

The Chamber of Deputies is composed of 500 members who serve three-year terms. Deputies are elected in a similar fashion to senators; 300 deputies are elected by relative majority in single-member districts, 200 are elected using a closed-list proportional representation system featuring party lists for five 40-seat constituencies.


Election Results


  Deputies Senators
  Single Member District Proportional Representation Single Member District Proportional Representation First Minority

Juntos Haremos Historia 210 - 46 - 6
Por México al Frente 62 - 12 - 14
Todos por México 14 - 2 - 11
MORENA 8 85 2 13 0
Movimiento Ciudadano 0 10 2 2 0
PAN 5 41 0 6 1
PRI 1 37 0 6 0
PRD - 12 - 2 -
PVEM - 11 - 2 -
PT - 4 - 1 -
TOTAL 300 200 64 32 32



State-Level Election Results

Click on the link below for a spreadsheet of state-level election results — including municipal chambers of deputies, town council members, municipal judges, mayors and council members — by political party and state.

Local Elections Results as of 7.31.18 (.xlsx)



Source: INE 


Page content last updated on Jul. 13, 2018