Mexico's ruling party ends probe involving president
July 19, 1996
Web posted at: 8:00 p.m. EDT (0000 GMT)
MEXICO CITY (CNN) -- Mexico's ruling Institutional
Revolutionary Party used its muscle to close down an
investigation looking into President Ernesto Zedillo's
involvement in a $7 million payment to a company owned by a
The New York Times reported Friday that nine members of the
party out-voted six opposition members to stop the
congressional investigation. The probe began when one member
of the commission charged that Zedillo, then a Cabinet
official, made the 1989 payment possible.
Zedillo has denied any involvement.
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