Jun 7, 2012

Rising in polls, Mexican leftist comes under fire from rivals in presidential race

Washington Post: Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador charged Wednesday that his rivals are using dirty tricks and attack ads against him, warning that could plunge Mexico into political upheaval like that following the 2006 election.
His rise in recent polls has made him the focus of fire from the other candidates, front-runner Enrique Pena Nieto of the former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party and Josefina Vazquez Mota of the governing National Action Party.
Both simultaneously aired attack ads this week, including one that quotes Lopez Obrador out of context, to depict him as violent, authoritarian or disrespectful of democracy.

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