Jul 6, 2012

Mexico's Lopez Obrador Says Recount of Ballots Is Unsatisfactory

The partial recount of presidential ballots has confirmed Enrique Peña Nieto's win, but opposition candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador is maintaining that the vote was tainted by widespread vote-buying by Peña Nieto's party, the PRI.

BusinessWeek: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the second-place finisher in Mexico’s July 1 presidential vote, said he is not satisfied with electoral authorities’ partial recount of ballots that has confirmed Enrique Pena Nieto’s victory.

Lopez Obrador reiterated claims that Pena Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, used gift cards and other “well-designed” strategies to buy millions of votes. He will “act in a responsible way, following legal procedure” in registering complaints with electoral authorities, he said. Read more.

Posted by Ryan Gentzler.

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