July 2, 2000 Held


United Mexican States

Election for Mexican Presidency


Voter Participation

Cast Votes:37,603,923
Valid Votes:36,814,085
Invalid Votes:789,838

Vote Share by Candidate:

Vincente Fox15,988,740


Francisco Labastida13,576,385


Cuautémoc Cárdenas6,259,048


Gilberto Rincón Gallardo592,075


Manuel Camacho208,261


Muñoz Ledo157,119


Other Candidates32,457

Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Mexico

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Vincente Fox
    • Party: Alliance for Chance
  • Francisco Labastida
    • Party: Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI)
  • Cuautémoc Cárdenas
    • Party: Alliance for Mexico
  • Gilberto Rincón Gallardo
    • Party: Social Democracy Party
  • Manuel Camacho
    • Party: Party of the Democratic Center
  • Porfirio Muñoz Ledo
    • Party: Authentic Party of the Mexican Revolution (PARM)
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: N/A

Last Presidential election:

  • Presidential Elections were last held on August 21, 1994. President Ernesto ZEDILLO received 50.13% of the vote and thus defeaded Diego FERNANDEZ de Cevallos and a number of other candidates. 

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.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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