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Universidad del Valle de Mexico holds an election simulation

4,000 students from UVM’s Mexico City Region participate in civic exercise that was conducted in collaboration with the Federal Electoral Institute


Universidad del Valle de Mexico holds an election simulation

Universidad del Valle de Mexico’s Mexico City Region conducted a simulation of the next federal election to help strengthen democratic civic culture among UVM’s students. The exercise was held in conjunction with the Federal Electoral Institute who provided training for students who acted as polling officials, oversaw the process and provided all necessary materials for the exercise.

The simulation was carried out from 9am to 6pm at the six campuses that are part of UVM’s Mexico City region (San Rafael, Roma, San Angel, Tlalpan, Chapultepec and Coyoacan). Below, you can find the votes received by each candidate

Candidate  Votes
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador          1105
Enrique Peña Nieto  805
Gabriel de la Torre Quadri  816
Josefina Vazquez Mota  552
Invalid votes  342

Guadalupe Zuniga, Rector of UVM’s Mexico City Region, indicated that the aim of the simulation is to "Strengthen civic education for our students, faculty and staff and to broaden their social understanding so they can make rational decisions in a critical voting process. We want to help educate responsible and committed citizens."

She stressed that while the simulated vote has validity as a survey or sampling and measurement methodology of voter preferences, the primary goals of the event was to create a training area for promoting a free and reasoned vote among university youth UVM.


This article was originally written in Spanish and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.