Mexican presidental election

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50K Mexicans Protest Peña Nieto's Win

Opposition groups claim PRI bought election, TV coverage unfair

(Newser) - Upwards of 50,000 students, leftists, and unionists took to the streets in Mexico City yesterday, protesting last week's presidential election win by Enrique Peña Nieto and the resurgent Institutional Revolutionary Party, reports the AFP . Protesters, mostly young people, accused the PRI of buying the election through favorable... More »

Mexico Recount Confirms It: Pena Nieto Won

But accusations of vote-buying persist

(Newser) - The official count of Mexico's presidential election has confirmed the victory of Enrique Pena Nieto, the candidate seeking to return the former autocratic ruling party to power after a 12-year hiatus. The Federal Electoral Institute reported late yesterday that with nearly 100% of the ballot boxes counted—and about... More »

Recount Ordered in Mexico

More than half of presidential election ballots to be reopened

(Newser) - Enrique Peña Nieto's victory in Mexico's presidential election is looking a lot murkier than it did over the weekend. The country's election authority has ordered 78,012 ballot boxes—54.5% of the total—to be reopened and recounted. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who came in... More »

Mexicans Protest Election 'Irregularities'

Obrador refuses to concede after 'dirty election'

(Newser) - History is repeating itself in the wake of Mexico's presidential election. Just like in 2006, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party is refusing to concede defeat after a closer-than-expected result, reports CNN . He says the "election was plagued by irregularities before, during, and after... More »

Cleavage Throws Mexican Presidential Debate a Curve

Election panel so sorry for aide's revealing dress

(Newser) - A televised Mexican presidential debate looked more like an episode of Wheel of Fortune thanks to a babealicious production assistant's cleavage-baring gown. She was so eye-popping that Mexico's election commission apologized. "We are sorry about the production error associated with the clothing of one of the assistants,... More »

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