On June 7th 2015, Mexicans will take to the polls to elect 500 federal deputies, 17 state-level legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. This year´s election is also, of course, a litmus test of public opinion regarding the PRI government of President Enrique Peña Nieto. Much has been made of the President´s low public approval rating, but his party remains the most popular in the eyes of the Mexican electorate, with around 32% in a recent poll. If one adds in the support for the PRI´s coalition partner Green Party, that figure quickly approaches 40%, potentially sufficient to give the governing coalition another majority in the Chamber of Deputies.
The Wilson Center´s Mexico Institute is marking this historic election by launching a new web resource that brings latest polling numbers, analysis and opinion to our readers. The Mexico Institute’s 2015 Elections Guide will be updated daily and will provide a one-stop shop for English language information on the vote.
We hope you enjoy the new resource, and please send us your comments and suggestions so that we can improve the service.
*This post has been modified to correct a statement regarding the ability to reelect members of the Mexican Congress. The reform allowing limited reelection will apply to the deputies and senators elected in the federal elections of 2018, not this election.