Polls close in central Mexico

Most of the complaints about electoral crimes come from Mexico City.

The first results are expected around 8:30 p.m.. (Photo: Germán Espinosa / EL UNIVERSAL)
English 07/06/2015 20:53 Actualizada 20:53

The polls in central and southeast Mexico began to close at 6:00 p.m., with just a few delays and voting continuing in the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur and Sonora, whose time zones are different.

The President Councillor of the National Elections Institute (INE) Lorenzo Córdova, will present the first results of the contest at 8:30 p.m., based on the preliminary account of 9,450 voting stations, out of the more than 148,000 installed in the country, for the renovation of Congress.

During the afternoon, Counselor Ciro Murayama Rendón explained that sorting and counting the votes is a scientific and rigorous process.

During the election, the Office of the Special Attorney for Electoral Crimes (Fepade), has received 331 complaints of electoral offenses, with the most, a total of 91, coming from Mexico City.

Fepade added that the second place in complaints is the State of Mexico, with 60, followed by Guanajuato with 25, Puebla with 20, Jalisco with 15, Veracruz with 14, and Michoacán and Chiapas with 12 each.

The state of Querétaro recorded nine complaints, followed by Sonora and San Luis Potosí with eight each, expressed the Fepade.

In spite of conflicts in states such as Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas the authorities have indicated that there is a positive balance in the elections.

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