On Sunday, July 1, MORENA candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, was elected as president of Mexico. He will take office on Dec. 1, 2018.
The candidates included in this section are those that had publicly declared their intention to run and were backed by their party coalitions. The PAN, PRD and Movimiento Ciudadano registered the coalition party "Por Mexico Al Frente" with the INE on Dec. 8, 2017. The Morena, PES and PT registered the coalition party "Juntos Haremos Historia" with the INE on Dec. 14, 2017. The PRI, PVEM and PANAL registered the coalition party "Todos por Mexico" with INE on Jan. 5, 2018.
Click on the links below for the video of each presidential debate:
Click the icons below to explore each party's current roster of candidates. These lists will be continuously updated.
The president is elected using the plurality voting election system in which the candidate with the most votes is elected. Mexico does not have run-off elections.
The presidential election is divided into four stages:
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