Under a heavy security deployment, the 2012 Mexican presidential elections will be the largest and most controlled elections in the history of the Mexican nation, as a a total of over 79 million Mexican citizens are register to cast their vote this Sunday, July 1st.
After a history of corruption, fraud and lack of confidence in the Mexican electoral system, the Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE), a public, autonomous and independent institution which prepares, organizes and conducts federal elections in Mexico, guaranteed results transparent and free of fraud.
The IFE established 143,000 polling places in every corner of the country, which will be manned by more than one million citizens who were randomly selected.
The elections will result in the election of 2,127 people, to occupy different government posts at the federal, state or local level such as:
President of the Republic
500 Federal Deputies
128 Federal Senators
6 State Governors (Chiapas, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, Tabasco y Yucatán) and the Head of Government of the Federal District
579 State Deputies
876 Municipal Councils
16 Heads of Delegation of the Federal District
20 Municipal Boards.
By Sunday afterrnoon,the (IFE) reported that they received a total of 40, 737 votes from Mexicans living abroad- most of votes coming from the United States.
Preliminary results of the IFE count, give victory to the candidate Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the Green Party (Partido Verde Ecologista) with 37 to 38 percent of the votes followed by Andres Manuel (PRD) and Josefina Vazquez Mota PAN`s candidate with 26 percent of the votes.