Monday, August 28, 2006

Mexican Election

It appears Felipe Calderon will be the next President of Mexico and not the leftist Andres Obrador. Calderon succeeds Vincente Fox, both of whom belong to the ruling National Action Party.

"Mexico's top electoral court threw out leftists' allegations of massive fraud in last month's presidential election on Monday, handing almost certain victory to conservative candidate Felipe Calderon. The seven judges voted unanimously to reject most of the legal complaints by left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who said he was robbed of victory in the July 2 vote."

Obrador's supporters have been protesting since the election, but the rallies appear to be losing some support in recent weeks. Obrador continues to insist that fraud at a signifigant number of polling staions is responsible for his losing the election. He vows to continue to demostrate or possibly lead some type of shadow government.

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