Jul 11, 2012

Mexico's PRI falls short of congressional majority in vote count

latimes.com: MEXICO CITY -- Mexican President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's party has fallen short of an absolute majority in Congress, election officials said Tuesday, complicating his ability to push through reforms and possibly forcing him to negotiate with opposition politicians.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, and its tiny ally, the Green Party, will have 240 seats in a 500-member lower house of Congress, the Federal Electoral Institute said, based on the final vote count. The alliance will have 61 seats in the 128-member Senate. Read more.

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