The PRI extended its string of election wins with victories in Coahuila and Tabasco. In Coahuila, the PRI won an estimated 31 of the 38 mayoralities, including the former PAN strongholds of Torreón and Ramos Arzipe. The PRI share of the vote was 60%, the PAN 25% and the PRD 2% (PREP Coahuila, Reforma 10/19).
In Tabasco, the PRI unseated the PRD in Mascupana, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s hometown, and kept control of the large cities. The PAN, not a major factor in the state, appears likely to win 2 towns formerly held by the PRI. The PRI won 44% of the total vote for mayors, the PRD 38%, and the PAN 8%. In the state congress, the PRI appears to have won 14 of the 21 direct election districts, the PRD 6, and the PAN 1. (PREP Tabasco, Universal 10/19)