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Allegations of fraud continue to overshadow the Mexican Election Results

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.

Enrique Peña Nieto

“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.

About Dennise Rocha

Journalist with Bilingual Weekly Newspaper


4 thoughts on “Allegations of fraud continue to overshadow the Mexican Election Results

  1. Let’s face it, The PRI party is ruthless they will step over there own mother if they had to, Manuel Lopez Obrador is the only patriotic candidate that has the ability to make Mexico a Place I would love to return to, Look at what Obrador accomplished as governor of Mexico City. There will be no chance For Mexico to reach its full potential having presidents that serve their terms and then flee like cockroaches to a foreign country in exile, cowards!. Mexico is not only endangered by the greedy, evil, conniving leaches in government but also by the humble folks that conform and don’t raise there voice in protest. This Election should be the straw that broke the camels back, When will we learn!.

    Posted by Cesar | July 11, 2012, 12:08 am
  2. In México people repudiate Enrique Peña and the PRI. They represent oppresion against people, like in Atenco, censorship, not human rights. We also demand to know the source of millons of dollars used in the massive vote buying.

    Posted by A | July 10, 2012, 11:14 pm
  3. ¿Por qué el dos de julio México amaneció triste si ganó la voluntad popular?, si los votantes adoran a Enrique Peña Nieto, ¿por qué no hay rostros de felicidad?, ¿por qué el ambiente sabe a enojo, resignación, tristeza y miedo?, ¿dónde están los electores del PRI, por qué no se manifestaron la noche del primero de julio rebosantes de alegría?, ¿por qué Televisa y los medios oficiales insisten en meternos como supositorio el dogma que la elección fue limpia?, ¿acaso no lo fue?

    Posted by Alejandro | July 10, 2012, 4:37 pm


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