ElectionGudie

July 2, 2000 Held

37,610,715
Voted
Mexico

United Mexican States

Election for Camara de Senadores (Mexican Senate)

Results

63%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:37,610,715
Valid Votes:36,753,362
Invalid Votes:857,353

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Alliance for Change 51 14,368,363

39.09%

Institutional Revolutionary Party 61 13,789,334

36.66%

Alliance for Mexico 17 7,086,438

19.28%

Social Democracy Party - - 677,187

1.84%

Party of the Democratic Center - - 524,269

1.43%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 128 seats in the Senate (Senado).

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ernesto ZEDILLO
  • Head of Government: President Ernesto ZEDILLO
  • Assembly: Mexico has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso de la Union) consisting of the Senate (Camara de Senadores) with 128 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara Federal de Diputados) with 500 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 6-year term.
  • In the Senate (Camara de Senadores), 96 members are elected by popular vote to serve 6-year terms and 32 members are allocated by proportional representation to serve 6-year terms. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara Federal de Diputados), 300 members are elected by direct popular vote to serve 3-year terms and 200 members are allocated through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 3-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Coalition: Alliance for Change
    • Leader: Luis Felipe BRACO
    • Seats won in this election: 60
    • Seats won in last election: N/A
  • Party: Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
    • Leader: Dulce María SAURI
    • Seats won in this election: 51
    • Seats won in last election: 77
  • Coalition: Alliance for Mexico
    • Leader: Amalia GARCÍA
    • Seats won in this election: 17
    • Seats won in last election: N/A

Population and Registered Voters:

  • Population: 102,808,590 (2000)
  • Registered voters: 52,789,209 (2000)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 51,768,729 (2000)

·         Is Mexico a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Mexico ratified CEDAW: Yes (23 March 1981)

·         Gender Quota: Yes 

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 80 (Chamber of Deputies); 20 (Senate) (following the 2000 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 74 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Mexico a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Mexico ratified CRPD: Yes (17 December 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 15,421,288 (est.)