Oaxaca: Intermediary state elections, with violence


On 7 July in Oaxaca, there were held elections for the state congress and mayorships.  According to the Program for Preliminary Electoral Results (PREP), the “United for Development” coalition, comprised of the National Action Party (PAN), the Party for Democratic Revolution (PRD), and the Labor Party (PT), won deputyships in 14 of the 25 electoral congressional districts of the state.  The coalition also won the majority of mayorships under dispute, but regardless, it lost the mayorship of the state capital, which was taken by Javier Villacaña Jiménez, representative of the “Committed to Mexico” alliance (Institutional Revolutionary Party and Green Ecological Party of Mexico).  It should also be noted that both during the run-up to the elections as on the very election day itself, several violent incidents were seen, connected to the electoral process, including a burning of ballots.  In Álvaro Obregón, in the Tehuantepec Isthmus, the carrying out of elections was blocked; in several locations, ballots were burned by protestors.

For more information (in Spanish):

Página del Programa de Resultados Electorales Preliminares (PREP)

El Universal: Elecciones 2013 Oaxaca: Aventaja coalición PAN-PRD-PT (08/07/2013)

Noticias Voz e Imagen: Se declara Villacaña virtual presidente (08/07/2013)

Proceso: Cerrada disputa por Oaxaca entre el PRI-PVEM y PRD-PAN-PT (08/07/2013)

Proceso: Por 825 votos, PRI recupera la alcaldía de Oaxaca (08/07/2013)

For more information (in Spanish):

Oaxaca: Coalition “United for Peace and Progress” defeats PRI in state elections (12 July 2012)

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