PRD push for Chiapas state

MEXICANS will vote for a president and the 500-seat Chamber of Deputies (Lower House) - 300 seats by direct elections, 200 based on percentage of vote.

They will also renew most of the Senate, which has been expanded from 96 seats to 128.

There will be a few other regional votes, notably that for governor of Chiapas, seen as a key ballot in the wake of January's peasant rebellion. The PRD, which has never won a state governorship, has a chance.

Voters in Mexico City will also elect a 66-seat local assembly, which wields considerable influence due to the city's population of more than 20 million.

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