Jul 1, 2012

Weary Voters Turn to Party of Mexico’s Past, Polls Say

According to exit polls and early returns, the NY Times reports on the expected victory of Enrique Peña Nieto, the gains of the PRI party, and some of today's proceedings including some problems, complaints of fraud, but not much of the feared drug-related violence. 

NY Times: MEXICO CITY — The party that ruled Mexico for decades with an autocratic grip appears to have vaulted back into power after 12 years in opposition, as voters troubled by a bloody drug war and economic malaise gave its presidential candidate, Enrique Peña Nieto, a comfortable victory on Sunday, according to exit polls and early returns.

If the victory is confirmed by more complete official results to be announced early Monday morning, it would be a stunning reversal of fortune for the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party, known as the PRI, which was thought to be crippled after its defeat in the 2000 presidential election ushered in an era of real multiparty democracy here. Read more.

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