Thursday, July 06, 2006
A nail biter in Mexico
From The Morning Grind

Conservative candidate Felipe Calderon holds a slim lead over leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico's presidential election, according to the latest results reported this morning.

Calderon has 35.6 percent of the vote to Obrador's 35.59 percent of the vote. Several candidates have split the remaining vote and are not within striking distance of the frontrunners.

Forty two million ballots were cast in the election to replace President Vicente Fox and a winner could be announced as early as Friday. But each candidate has until next Thursday to challenge the result. Obrador has already indicated he would challenge the results.
Posted By Mark Preston, CNN Political Unit: 7/06/2006 10:58:00 AM ET | Permalink
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