Candidate to Challenge Mexico Election Results

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andres
Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will ask an electoral court to
invalidate the results of the July 1 presidential election,
charging there was vote buying and campaign overspending by the
winner of official vote counts.

Lopez Obrador also says that next week he will reveal what he
calls "a national plan in defense of democracy and Mexico's
dignity." He isn't giving any hints on what the plan will entail,
but says he and his supporters will act peacefully.

The electoral court has until early September to deal with any
challenges and determine whether to validate the presidential
election in which Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional
Revolutionary Party finished first with just over 38 percent of the
votes.


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