2018 Mexican general election

General elections were held in Mexico on 1 July 2018.[1] Voters elected a new President of Mexico to serve a six-year term,[2] 128 members of the Senate for a period of six years and 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies for a period of three years. It was one of the largest election days in Mexican history, with most of the nation's states holding state and local elections on the same day, including nine governorships, with over 3,400 positions subject to elections at all levels of government.[3] It was the most violent campaign Mexico has experienced in recent history, with 130 political figures killed since September 2017.[3]

2018 Mexican general election

Presidential election
 2012 1 July 2018 2024 
Candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador Ricardo Anaya
Alliance Juntos Haremos Historia Por México al Frente
Home state Tabasco Querétaro
States carried 30+CDMX 1
Popular vote 30,113,483 12,610,120
Percentage 54.71% 22.91%

Candidate José Antonio Meade Jaime Rodríguez Calderón
Party PRI Independent
Alliance Todos por México None
Home state Mexico City Nuevo León
Popular vote 9,289,853 2,961,732
Percentage 16.88% 5.38%

States won by candidate

President before election

Enrique Peña Nieto

Elected President

Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Legislative election


All 500 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
All 128 seats in the Senate of the Republic
Party Leader % Seats ±
Chamber of Deputies
MORENA Yeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz 38.80 191 +156
PAN Damián Zepeda Vidales 18.68 81 -28
PRI René Juárez Cisneros 17.22 45 -158
PRD Manuel Granados Covarrubias 5.49 21 -34
PVEM Carlos Alberto Puente Salas 4.99 16 -31
MC Dante Delgado Rannauro 4.60 27 +2
PT Alberto Anaya 4.09 61 +55
PNA Luis Castro Obregón 2.57 2 -9
PES Hugo Eric Flores Cervantes 2.50 56 +48
MORENA Yeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz 39.12 55 New
PAN Damián Zepeda Vidales 18.35 23 -15
PRI René Juárez Cisneros 16.59 14 -38
PRD Manuel Granados Covarrubias 5.49 8 -14
MC Dante Delgado Rannauro 4.89 7 +5
PVEM Carlos Alberto Puente Salas 4.65 6 -3
PT Alberto Anaya 3.98 6 +2
PES Hugo Eric Flores Cervantes 2.43 8 New
PNA Luis Castro Obregón 2.41 1 0
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

The incumbent president Enrique Peña Nieto was not constitutionally eligible for a second term. Incumbent members of the legislature were term-limited, thus all members of Congress were newly elected. As a consequence of the political reform of 2014, the members of the legislature elected in this election will be the first allowed to run for reelection in subsequent elections. The National Electoral Institute (INE) officially declared the new process underway on 8 September 2017.

The presidential election was won, by a landslide margin of almost 31 points, by Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), running as the candidate of the Juntos Haremos Historia alliance.[4] This is the first time a candidate won an outright majority (according to official vote counts) since 1988,[5] and the first time that a candidate not from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) or its predecessors has done so since the Mexican Revolution. In addition, it was the first time an alliance of political parties (excluding PRI) backing a single presidential candidate won majorities in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. This election also marked both the worst electoral defeat suffered by the PRI and the worst electoral defeat for a sitting Mexican government since universal suffrage was adopted in the country in 1917.[lower-alpha 1]