About the Mexico Institute’s 2015 Elections Guide:

In January 2014, the Mexican Congress approved a political reform through which various historical paradigms were broken by allowing legislative reelection and approving the participation of independent candidates in elections. Within the same reform, the National Electoral Institute was created and new tools were established in order to share government responsibility within the Legislative and the Executive. In June 2015, this reform will have its first test with the election of 500 federal deputies, 17 state-level legislatures, and 9 governors. At the same time, President Enrique Peña Nieto arrives to the middle of his mandate with the important challenge of consolidating the important reforms that have been approved in recent years.

In this context, this site will provide a comprehensive guide to the best resources on the 2015 Mexican elections by the Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center. You can find information on the political parties, follow their standing in the polls, compare and contrast their stance on the most important issues, and review reports and analysis on the key facts up to the election itself on June 7, 2015.

This webpage is part of the effort that the Mexico Institute has given to following the Mexican elections. Its antecedent is the Mexico Institute’s 2012 Election Guide.

About the Mexico Institute:


The Mexico Institute seeks to improve understanding, communication, and cooperation between Mexico and the United States by promoting original research, encouraging public discussion, and proposing policy options for enhancing the bilateral relationship. A binational Advisory Board, chaired by José Antonio Fernández Carbajal and Roger W. Wallace, oversees the work of the Mexico Institute. The Institute maintains an ongoing focus on five key issues in U.S.-Mexico relations:

Security Cooperation

Economic Integration

Migration and Migrants

Border Issues

Energy and Natural Resources

About The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars:

The Woodrow WilsoWWC logo blackn International Center for Scholars, established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the living, national memorial to President Wilson. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds, engaged in the study of national and world affairs.

The content of this 2015 Elections Guide, including any data and commentary, are for informational purposes only and do not reflect the views of the Woodrow Wilson Center, its staff, or its board members.  We seek to present the broadest range of information possible about the Mexican elections for an English-speaking audience and welcome any comments on how to improve this effort at mexico@wilsoncenter.org.

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