Security & Strategic Review - August 2022

MEXICO: Seeking better representation for Mexico’s indigenous

Mexico’s 2018 elections were not only notable for bringing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and his Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) party into power. They also saw 13 indigenous deputies voted into Mexico’s federal congress, the highest number in history according to the national electoral institute (INE). The INE puts this down to a measure it had implemented which dictated that political parties nominate indigenous candidates for federal deputy positions in at least 13 of Mexico’s 300 electoral districts. On 23 June, the INE announced new measures aimed at further upping representation for indigenous communities in the 2024 general elections.

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