MEXICO CITY (AP) — Members of Mexico's conservative National Action Party have voted to retain the current leadership. The election was the first time the party allowed all its members to select the chairman.
Gustavo Madero remains as chairman of the party, which is one of the three main blocs in congress.
With nearly all votes counted, Madero had nearly 57 percent of the votes. Forty-three percent went to Ernesto Cordero, who was a Cabinet member during the administration of President Felipe Calderon.
PAN, as the party is known, held the presidency from late in 2000 until late 2012. That run broke a seven-decade stretch in which the Institutional Revolutionary Party ruled Mexico uninterrupted. PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto regained the top post in the last election and took office Dec. 1, 2012.