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Thursday, July 06, 2006

Calderon in lead with 99.98% of precincts counted

It looks like Calderon will soon be declared the new President of Mexico with less than 1% of the vote separating him from Lopez Obrador.

IFE has said in the past that it would not declare the result official until 100.00% of the results were in, given the closeness of the race. If IFE cannot demonstrate that 100% of the casillas/precincts have submitted their results, it will leave room for Lopez Obrador to cry foul.

And if 100% do indeed submit their results, the IFE would do well to investigate publicized accounts in the states of Mexico and Veracruz that IFE ballots and precinct materials were found in dumps. Unfortunately, until IFE adequately explains those events (stolen and planted material? phonies?), many AMLO supporters will distrust the results. That could create more governability problems than Calderon will already have with the divided Congress.

I sure would hate to be Ugalde. I don't envy him his job.

posted by Michelle @ 3:15 PM,


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