Jun 27, 2012

Mexico focuses on man expected to lose election

AP: MEXICO CITY—Four days before Mexico's presidential election, much of the nation's attention is focused on a man who appears certain to lose.

That man is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the fiery, feisty leftist who shut down the heart of Mexico City after the last election with massive protests against a narrow loss that he blamed on electoral fraud. Lopez Obrador drew hundreds of thousands back downtown Wednesday night for a massive end-of-campaign rally to hail what he called his imminent victory.

The only problem is that final polls released Wednesday show Lopez Obrador well in second place, with the candidate of Mexico's former ruling party, Enrique Pena Nieto, anywhere from 8 to 17 percentage points in the lead. Read more.

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