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The Vote of the Mexican Immigrants. An Analysis of the Results of the 2006 Presidential Election, to the light of political behavior theories

By Mgt. Octavio Adolfo Pérez Preciado, Mgt. Arturo Aguilar Aldrete, Mgt. Delia A. Huerta Franco and Dr. Andrés Valdez Zepeda


The 2 of July of the 2006, the Mexican residents abroad could for the first time voted in a presidential election. According to the results given by the electoral federal institute (IFE), Felipe Calderon, candidate by the National Action Party (PAN) of right oriented, was the one that obtained the majority of these suffrages, followed by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, candidate of the “alliance for the good of the people,” of leftist orientation. These was the most competitive election ever take place in Mexico. In the essay, electoral results of this election are analyzed to the light of different theories about the voting behavior of the emigrants. We concludes the vote of the Mexicans abroad reproduces and reflects so much the way in which the emigrants in their native place vote, as well as the political and cultural influence that exerts the conduct of the voter the political and electoral system of the new country of residence

Topics: Mexican voters abroad, presidential elections 2006, political theories, candidates and political parties, voting behaviour, Felipe Calderón, López Obrador, Instituto Federal Electoral (IFE)., Social sciences (General), H1-99, Social Sciences, H, DOAJ:Social Sciences, Communication. Mass media, P87-96, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, Language and Literature, P, DOAJ:Media and communication
Publisher: Universidad de La Laguna
Year: 2007
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