Mexican 2012 Presidential Elections Challenged
Among allegations of vote-buying and fraud, the Mexican electoral system or (IFE), confirmed Enrique Peña Nieto, as the winner of the Mexican presidential elections; after a recount of 54% of the total votes.
According to the IFE this is the largest reopening of ballot boxes and recount of votes in the history of Mexican politics.
“78.469 packages for the presidential election of President, in which 45, 049,356, ballots were recounted- an equivalent to 54.82% of election.”
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the leftist candidate, as well as thousands of Mexican citizens continue to question the IFE results.Reason why thousands of people in Mexico protested against Enrique Peña Nieto, this past Saturday June 7th, closing circulation on el Paseo de la Reforma, one Mexico City`s main traffic arteries.
The “March against the Imposition” on Saturday, accused Peña Nieto of trading votes for shopping vouchers, and controlling the television industry.
“It’s a national shame, they bought millions of votes. So we are working to demonstrate seriousness and precision how many votes they bought, where and how much money this immoral, fraudulent, operation involved,” said Lopez Obrador in a press conference held in Mexico City, on Friday”
If officially recognized as president, Peña Nieto would take office in December with a minority in both houses of Congress, which could cause difficulties in his agenda.
Agenda, which includes a reduction of at least 50% of the homicides and kidnappings, along the promise to take 15 million Mexicans out of poverty.