posted on Jul, 30 2006 @ 05:55 PM
"To the Victor goes the spoils." In a scene eerily familiar to U.S. voters and residents of Florida, Mexicans gather to protest what they claim is a
"fiddled" with election. Mexican politics being famously corrupt, this was anticipated and expected it seems everywhere except in Mexico.
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A massive crowd marched through Mexico City on Sunday to back a leftist who claims he was robbed of victory in a fiercely
contested presidential election and is demanding a vote-by-vote recount.
``Lopez Obrador, hold on, the people are rising up,'' supporters chanted on Sunday, many dressed in the bright yellow of his leftist Party of the
Democratic Revolution, or PRD.
Lopez Obrador says vote counts were fiddled at more than half the country's roughly 130,000 polling stations. He is challenging them before Mexico's
highest electoral court, and says he will only accept the result if there is a recount.
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So, this is the Mexican "Left?" Not too very different from the Left the world over. Of course the losers cry corruption, they have no other recourse
except to admit defeat and that is not an option.
The fact that there was corruption is not really debatable. All elections are corrupt to some extent or another. The aspect that needs to be
considered here is "who" was more corrupt. To imagine that the only corruption came from the conservative candidate, is to live with your head in the
sand and refuse to see the truth.
The welfare of the country is taking a back seat to the goals and desires of one man and one party. Again, very eerily familiar.
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