Jul 4, 2012

Mexico election candidate Lopez Obrador seeks recount

BBC: The runner-up in Sunday's presidential poll in Mexico has said he will demand a total recount of the vote.

"For the good of democracy and of the country, all the votes must be counted," Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, of the leftist PRD, told reporters.

He had refused to concede victory after the official preliminary count gave Enrique Pena Nieto of the PRI victory by more than six points.

Mr Lopez Obrador has accused Mr Pena Nieto of breaking electoral rules.

Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Lopez Obrador, the candidate of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) said he had evidence of widespread irregularities. Read more.

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