World’s bloodiest election sees DECAPITATED HEAD thrown at voting station as bombs and gunfire plague Mexico polls

A DECAPITATED head was hurled at a Mexican voting station while plastic bags filled with body parts, including human hands, were found nearby.

Grenades were also hurled at voters as dozens have been killed in what is being dubbed the world's bloodiest mid-term election. 

Mexico's election has been one of the most violent in its history, with 97 politicians slaughtered and 935 attacked, according to security consultancy Etellekt.

The perpetrators of this gruesome violence are Mexico’s organised crime syndicates and drug cartels.

They want to take over municipal governments and local economies.

Mexican media has been running daily stories of kidnappings, murders of candidates, threats, and bombings.

On Saturday, five election volunteers were ambushed and slaughtered on a country road while transporting voting materials.

A government electoral agency worker was shot dead in Tlaxcala state, near Mexico City.

An inactive grenade was thrown into a voting station in Mexico State and armed men stole electoral material from a polling place in Sinaloa.

Three dozen candidates were killed during the campaigns.

Almost all of the victims were running for one of the 20,000 local posts including mayors and town council up for grabs in 30 states. 

In Guanajuato state, Mexico's most violent, a woman who stepped in as mayoral candidate after her mother was murdered won an overwhelming victory in the town of Moroleon.

As people queued up to vote in the Terrazas del Valle area of Tijuana, a man hurled a box containing a human head yesterday morning.

The suspect fled and is being hunted by cops. 

All 500 seats in the lower house of the federal Congress are up for grabs along with 15 state governorships and thousands of local leadership positions in the country with 93.5 million Mexicans eligible to vote.

Observers are describing the election as the largest and most competitive in Mexico’s history.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is himself not in the running but hoping to gain congressional supermajority for his governing National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party and allies.

Preliminary results indicate the president’s coalition held its control of the Congress in midterm elections but lost its supermajority in the lower house.

Morena party won between 190 and 203 seats following election day, according to projections.

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