Convergencia por la Democracia

List of political parties in Mexico

This article lists political parties in Mexico.

Mexico has a multi-party system, which means that there are more than two dominant political parties. Nationally, there are three large political parties that dominate: the PRI, the PAN, and the PRD. Other smaller political parties survive in isolation or by forming local coalitions with any of the big three.

National parties

Following the general election of July, 2006, Mexico had eight nationally recognized political parties by the Federal Electoral Institute. National recognition was given to those parties that secured representation in Congress (effectively, a share of the popular vote greater than 2%). Under Mexican law, parties are listed in the order in which they were first registered, thus:

In terms of their congressional representation and share of the national vote, only PRI, PAN and the PRD can be considered major parties

Other political parties

Local parties

Local parties are registered with the Electoral Institute of each Mexican state according to their own criteria and regulations, which may differ from those of IFE. This list is complete as of 2006.

Former parties

During the 19th century the two most important parties were the Liberals (Liberales) and the Conservatives (Conservadores).

See also

External links

  • Federal Electoral Institute - A list of officially registered national parties can be consulted here.
  • - Index of links to every Electoral Institute in each state of Mexico. Lists of political parties in each state can be consulted in each website.

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