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LARROSA HARO, Manuel  and  CASTILLO, Javier Santiago. The Electoral Code for Mexico City, 2008. Polis [online]. 2011, vol.7, n.1, pp.13-44. ISSN 1870-2333.

This article's purpose is to spread knowledge of the advancements and modifications made to the local Distrito Federal electoral law, in force since 2005. The 2008 Electoral Code reform resulted from the political consequences and need of new rules for competition and overseeing that the 2006 federal and local elections left as a lesson in Mexico City and the rest of the country. Unlike its federal counterpart, the local Distrito Federal electoral code reform, modified, abolished and created articles in the new code. Therefore, it may be said that it was a more ample reform since it treated issues that the federal instance left unrevised. The result of the 2008 legislative changes was a new electoral code reformed in all the issues of the books comprised in it. There from its regulation and procedural relevance.

Keywords : electoral law; electoral system; political parties; Unidad Técnica Especializada de Fiscalización; electoral campaigns; overseeing; electoral procedure; Instituto Electoral del Distrito Federal.

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