Mexico: Electoral Geography from the States View

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 8:30 AM
Room: Booth 45
Oral Presentation
Rene VALDIVIEZO-SANDOVAL , Institute of Government Sciences and Strategical Development, Universidad Autónoma de Puebla , SAN ANDRES CHOLULA, Mexico
Rene VALDIVIEZO-ISSA , Universidad Autónoma de Puebla , SAN ANDRES CHOLULA, Mexico
Ever since year 2000, Mexico has had very competitive presidential elections. Two of these electoral processes, have been pinpointed as fraudulent, because of several irregularities that have happened.

The electoral geography has introduced the states behavior in the three elections to be studied (2000, 2006 and 2012), showing more or less territorial aggrupation.

This paper introduces the elections geography based on the electoral results from the capitals of the 31 states in the country, taking into consideration, that generally, the states capitals concentrate the higher amount of voters, and have the major political diversity from each state.

This paper also presents the political-governmental evolution from each entity, as a political and geographic context that supports the explanation.