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Monday, July 03, 2006

At least they don't have the electoral college--or Katherine Harris

Both leading candidates in Mexico's presidential election are claiming victory. The Federal Electoral Institute had promised results by 11 PM yesterday, but failed to deliver. Both candidates appear to have learned from Florida 2000--any wait-and-see attitude or pretense at fairness is likely to be punished. Conservative (PAN) candidate Calderon says "There is not the slightest doubt that we have won the election." The liberal (PRD) candidate Lopez Obrador goes Calderon half a million better:
[H]e maintained he was convinced he had won by 500,000 votes. "This result is irreversible," he said.
Narco News is probably your best source for information about what is really happening as this story develops.