Calderon Declared Victor in Disputed Mexico Race; Lopez Obrador Calls for Mass Rally [DemocracyNow!]


Mexico’s electoral commission has announced that conservative candidate Felipe Calderon has won the presidential election with a razor-thin victory. His populist rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will challenge the result in the courts and is urging his supporters to attend a large rally on Saturday in Mexico City.

But Calderon said he will take office as president and vowed to work for all Mexicans.

* Felipe Calderon: “Friends, Mexicans, the contest is behind us. Now is the hour for unity and agreements between Mexicans has arrived. I urge you towards that end, to work for Mexico, to work with passion and valor for the Mexico that our children deserve. Viva Mexico! Viva Mexico!”

The final results of the race came after electoral officials recounted ballot tallies from Sunday’s vote. The recount showed that Calderon won the presidency by the closest margin in Mexico’s history – around two-hundred-twenty-thousand votes of forty-one million cast – that comes to just over half a percentage point.(más)
[vía DemocracyNow.org]

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Calderon Declared Victor in Disputed Mexico Race; Lopez Obrador Calls for Mass Rally [DemocracyNow!]


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