Jul 5, 2012

Mexico: Recounts for more than half the ballot boxes

The Federal Election Institute is conducting the recount of ballots in specific cases, which are detailed below, and the final count should be completed by Sunday. 

CNNMexico City -- More than half of the ballot boxes from last weekend's Mexican presidential election -- 54.5% -- will be individually recounted, the executive secretary of Mexico's Federal Election Institute said Wednesday.

That represents 78,012 ballot boxes, Edmundo Jacobo Molina told reporters.

The political parties will supervise, review and watch over the recount, which will be carried out by the election institute, he said.

The announcement came as the official ballot count in Mexico's presidential elections began Wednesday and as the presumptive president-elect sought to consolidate his reported victory even as a challenger refused to concede. Read more.

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