Mexican Elections, 1910-1994: Voters, Violence, and Veto Power

Paul Gillingham*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This article studies the main strands of the mechanisms of electoral manipulation, the presidential elections that the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) and its precursors consistently won, and the presidentialist nature of the resulting political system. It investigates the supposed unseen elections, and briefly reviews the most contested elections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Mexican Politics
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940516
ISBN (Print)9780195377385
StatePublished - May 1 2012


  • Contested elections
  • Electoral manipulation
  • Partido revolucionario institucional
  • Presidential elections
  • Presidentialist nature
  • Unseen elections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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