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Article 88
 

1. The political parties could form total, partial or flexible coalitions.


2. A total coalition is understood as one in which the political parties that form a coalition nominate all of their candidates for elective offices under the same political platform in a given federal or local process.


3. If two or more parties form a total coalition for the election of senators or representatives, they should also form a coalition for the election of President of the United Mexican States. In the case of the local elections, if two or more political parties form a total coalition for the election of local representatives or of representatives for the Local Assembly, they should also form a coalition for the election of Governor or Chief of Government.


4. If, once a total coalition has been registered, the coalition does not register candidates for the elective offices in the terms of the previous paragraph and within the timeframe set out for this purpose in this Law, the coalition and the registration of the candidate for the election of President of the United Mexican States, Governor or Chief of Government will automatically cease to have effect.


5. A partial coalition is one in which the political parties that form a coalition nominate at least fifty percent of their candidates for elective off ces under the same political platform in a given federal or local process.


6. A flexible coalition is understood as one in which the political parties that form a coalition nominate at least twenty-five percent of their candidates for elective off ces under the same political platform in a given federal or local process.