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GARMA, Carlos. Religion and Politics in the 2018 Elections. Evangelical Mexicans and the Social Encounter Party. Alteridades [online]. 2019, vol.29, n.57, pp.35-46. ISSN 2448-850X.

The objective is to go in depth into the heterogeneity of the orientations and conducts of evangelical Mexicans towards politics and the diverse positions they exhibit. The variables studied ethnographically (Church, community, personal history and economic situation) regarding each parishioner which affect such orientations. Nevertheless, among the findings we can highlight that there are two common renderings of what affect their political orientation: 1) the notion of politics linked to the earthly, the mundane, the negative; 2) a juarist nationalistic exaltation with input from the anticatholic ideology that is common among evangelical Mexicans. It is concluded that in the 2018 elections, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was supported by an evangelical party base and probably this formation could influence some aspects of the new head of state’s politics.

Keywords : Church; political party; Pentecostal; Protestant.

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