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The Numbers Projected: AMLO's Coalition Could Gain Majority

  • Projected polls have indicated that AMLO and his coalition allies will feature prominently across several states.

    Projected polls have indicated that AMLO and his coalition allies will feature prominently across several states. | Photo: teleSUR

Published 2 July 2018

Mexicans also elected over 3,400 state representatives and local officials, 128 senators, 500 overall deputies and 8 State governors.

On Sunday, with an almost 63% voter turnout, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) was elected President of Mexico with 53% of the votes. Additionally, Mexicans elected other national and local officials.

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Mexico's National Electoral Institute (INE) has yet to release final figures, but partial results have indicated that AMLO and his coalition allies, as well as other progressives, will feature prominently across several states in the sweeping change which follows the polls in the Latin American country. 


In the Senate, there are 128 seats to be contested.

The Together We Will Make History (AMLO) coalition is projected to gain between 56 to 70 seats. The coalition For Mexico at the Front (Ricardo Anaya) is on track for 31 to 40 seats. While the Everyone for Mexico coalition (José Antonio Meade) may snag 11 to 21 seats.

There are a total of 300 National Congress seats up for grabs.

The Together We Will Make History (AMLO) coalition could snatch up as many as 224 seats. While the coalition For Mexico at the Front (Ricardo Anaya) is projected to settle for about 67 seats and the Everyone for Mexico coalition (José Antonio Meade) 9 seats.


These following results are unofficial but based on 30% of polls counted and paired with exit poll results, a statistical survey based on polling done as voters exit voting booths. 

The candidate for the Together We Will Make History coalition, Adán Augusto López, is emerging as the possible winner of the governorship of the state of Tabasco with 62.7% of electoral preference. While, in second place, the candidate of the PAN coalition PRD-MC, Gerardo Gaudiano, trails with 18.2% of the votes.

In Puebla, a technical tie was reported between the candidate for the PAN coalition, Martha Erika Alonso (37.5%) and the candidate for the Morena coalition, Miguel Barbosa (35.9%) due to presenting an advantage of less than 10%. Puebla is one of the Mexican states in which high incidence of violence has been recorded throughout the polling process. PRI's Fernando Herrera Silva reportedly died, in a presumed altercation, while ballot papers were also said to be stolen.

Morena's Veracruz representative, Cuitlahuac Garcia, remains in first place with 46.7% of the votes, while the PAN candidate, Miguel Ángel Yunes, profiles second with 36.1%.

In major state Jalisco, the exit poll results were inconclusive. However, unconfirmed results place the candidate for Citizen Movement, Enrique Alfaro Ramirez, in front with 40% of votes ahead of Together We Will Make History's Carlos Moleli Bolaños with 24.8% of votes.

Mexico City
For the Morena party, Claudia Sheinbaum became the first woman elected as mayor of Mexico City with 47.5% of the votes, while Alejandra Barrales of the PAN coalition has 27.0% of the votes.

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In Chiapas, Together We Will Make History coalition candidate, Rutilio Escandón, has obtained 33.5% of the vote, so far, with PRI's Roberto Albores, in second, on 17.9%.


The candidate for the coalition Mexico at the Front, Diego Sinhué Rodríguez, leads with 48.6% of the votes, while second-place Morena candidate Ricardo Sheffield registers 29.5%.

The polls closed in Yucatan but no numbers were available for PAN and Citizen Movement candidate, Mauricio Vila, or PRI-Green Party representative Mauricio Sahui.

For Morelos, the candidate of the coalition Together We Will Make History, Cuauhtémoc Blanco Bravo, leads the exit poll survey with 52.3% of the votes ahead of the candidate for PAN-Movimiento Ciudadano, Víctor Manuel Caballero, with 13.2% of the votes.

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