sábado, 7 de julio de 2012

BBC News: Mexicans challenge Pena Nieto's victory in huge march



Tens of thousands of people in Mexico City are demonstrating against the result of the presidential election, which was won by Enrique Pena Nieto.

The demonstrators, who are not necessarily linked to any particular party, say the vote was not fair.

They accuse Mr Pena Nieto's party, the PRI, of buying votes; some carried banners saying "Not another fraud".

Mr Pena Nieto, who was declared the winner after a recount of nearly half the votes, denies the allegation.


The second-placed candidate in Mexico's presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has said he will mount a legal challenge to the result.

He said he would prove that illicit money was used to buy votes in the 1 July poll and secure the victory of centrist candidate Enrique Pena Nieto, who denies this.

Supermarket votes
Six years ago, after losing the presidential election by a narrow margin, the left-wing Mr Lopez Obrador led weeks of protests that caused disruption in central areas of Mexico City.

Mr Pena Nieto was confirmed the winner on Friday after a final recount, with 38.21% to Mr Lopez Obrador's 31.59%.

Third-placed Josefina Vazquez Mota, from the right-wing National Action Party, has admitted defeat.

But the BBC's Will Grant in Mexico City says there is a broad spread of people, not necessarily from the left, who feel that votes in their parts of Mexico were tampered with.

But Mr Lopez Obrador, of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, said the election had been fraudulent and that he would file an appeal next week.

He accuses the party of Mr Pena Nieto, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, of paying for votes using gift cards for a supermarket chain.

Numerous videos have emerged of people claiming they received credit in exchange for voting for the PRI.

The party governed Mexico for 71 years until it was defeated in the 2000 presidential poll.

Are you in Mexico City and taking part in the demonstration? If you are happy to speak to the BBC, please leave your comment using the form below.

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    1. We are hostages of a corrupted system, help us to recover our democracy, please share this article, thanks!

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  2. Great job BBC. Please share this article around the world, unfortunatelly Mexican TV is ally with PRI so they always say good thing about them and when there is a new against PRI, TELEVISA cover it up and make it up to make them look good. BASTARDS
    OUT PRI
    OUT TELEVISA
    OUT MILENIO
    OUT EL UNIVERESAL
    OUT TV AZTECA
    OUT IFE.

    Please BBC support us. We the honest Mexican a mean the mayority will apreciate it.
    Regards.

    ResponderEliminar
  3. Great job BBC. Please share this article around the world, unfortunatelly Mexican TV is ally with PRI so they always say good thing about them and when there is a new against PRI, TELEVISA cover it up and make it up to make them look good. BASTARDS
    OUT PRI
    OUT TELEVISA
    OUT MILENIO
    OUT EL UNIVERESAL
    OUT TV AZTECA
    OUT IFE.

    Please BBC support us. We the honest Mexican a mean the mayority will apreciate it.
    Regards.

    ResponderEliminar