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  Party of the Democratic Revolution - Leadership
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Parents > Mexico > Party of the Democratic Revolution
OfficeParty Leader
TypeDemocratic Revolution General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 0000 - 09:00pm
Polls Open March 16, 2008 - 06:00am
Polls Close March 16, 2008 - 10:00pm
Term Start November 30, 2008 - 12:00pm
Term End March 20, 2011 - 12:00pm
Turnout 69926.46% Total Population
ContributorRalphie
Last ModifiedPaul April 21, 2012 01:34am
Data Sources[Link]
Description This election underscored a power struggle within the PRD between the hardliners supportive of the shadow presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the moderates who wanted to be allowed to work with the Calderón government. The moderate candidate was veteran PRD politician Jesús Ortega while the AMLO loyalist candidate was Alejandro Encinas. The vote ended with a tight victory for Ortega, but the hardliners refused to accept the outcome amid allegations of various forms of election fraud. A party conference was held in May that elected the previous deputy leader Guadalupe Acosta as the interim leader until the election dispute could be resolved.

On November 12 the Federal Election Court upheld Ortega's victory.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Revolution Won03/20/2005
NameLeonel Efraín Cota Montaño Votes763 (76.30%)
Term03/21/2005 - 04/21/2008 Margin526 (+52.60%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Revolution Won04/20/2008
NameRaymundo Cárdenas Hernández Votes1 (50.00%)
Term04/21/2008 - 05/04/2008 Margin1 (+50.00%)
  PartyDemocratic Revolution Won04/20/2008
NameGraco Ramírez Garrido Abreu Votes1 (50.00%)
Term04/21/2008 - 05/04/2008 Margin1 (+50.00%)
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Name Sen. Jesús Ortega Martínez Mayor Alejandro de Jesús Encinas Rodríguez  
PartyDemocratic Revolution Democratic Revolution  
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Uncertified Votes557,729 (50.74%) 541,515 (49.26%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -16,214 (-1.48%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
Cash On Hand $-- $--  
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