Jul 13, 2012

Leftist candidate to challenge Mexico's election

AP: MEXICO CITY -- Leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his party formally filed a petition Thursday asking Mexico's electoral court to invalidate the results of the July 1 presidential ballot, charging there was vote buying and campaign overspending by the winner of official vote counts.

Lopez Obrador's campaign coordinator, Ricardo Monreal, and Jesus Zambrano, president of the Democratic Revolution Party, turned in the petition along with at least 20 boxes containing alleged proof of vote-buying by members of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. Read more.

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