Oct 26, 2011

Mexico Politics: Mexican politicians, migrants and votes

Mexico in Focus: "Since 2005, when constitutional reforms allowed Mexicans living abroad to vote overseas, migrants have become a potential source of votes for any presidential candidate. The vote abroad is still young and a developing process, which is reflected in the low numbers of voters in the 2006 presidential election.

According to estimates by the Federal Electoral Institute, there were 4.2 million potential Mexican voters living abroad. However, only 56,312 applied for registration in the lists of voters residing abroad. Of those, only 40,876 qualified. " read more

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