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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:09 PM

Mexico's Opposition Candidate Pena Nieto Winning Election: Exit Polls

Source: Reuters

Mexico's Opposition Candidate Pena Nieto Winning Election: Exit Polls

By Daniel Trotta

MEXICO CITY | Sun Jul 1, 2012 9:27pm EDT

(Reuters) - Opposition candidate Enrique Pena Nieto is seen winning Mexico's presidential election by a comfortable margin and restoring to power the party that ruled for much of the 20th century, according to three exit polls.

Pena Nieto, 45, led by between 8 and 11 percentage points in exit polls released by three of Mexico's main television networks after voting ended on Sunday night.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which governed Mexico for 71 years until losing in 2000, has staged a comeback behind the handsome Pena Nieto, who has pledged to open state-owned oil monopoly Pemex to foreign investors, raise tax revenue and liberalize the labor market.

The polls showed him winning around 40 percent of the vote.

Leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was in second place with Josefina Vazquez Mota of the ruling National Action Party, or PAN, trailing in third.

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Opposition candidate Pena Nieto wins Mexico presidential election: Milenio TV exit poll, watch http://reut.rs/KI6pp2 for updates

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-mexico-election-idUSBRE85S1G320120702



Will Update. Keep in mind: This may be wrong.

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Reply Mexico's Opposition Candidate Pena Nieto Winning Election: Exit Polls (Original post)
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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:15 PM

1. I should have been paying attention

To what's happening there. Totally out of touch with their politics.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:22 PM

7. Would you like the cliff's notes

Pena Nieto is running not just for the PRI but a center left coalition, including the Green Party, who has no chances in hell otherwise.

Josefina Vasquez Mota is running for the PAN (Center right party) and has zero chance to win. She is from the same party as the current president

Andres Lopez Obrador, our eternal candidate... no historically candidates do not run twice, he has, is running on a left coalition including the PRD. Yup, he had it stolen from him six years ago... his chances are what chances?

Gabriel Quadri Negri is running on another coalition and nope, his chances are not good either.

Here are the returns per Reforma

http://www.reforma.com/

And if I remember correctly Pena Nieto NEEDS 51% to be declared winner. So if he is not... things get ugly.

And no I did not remember correctly... he can still win with the minority of votes cast.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:32 PM

12. Thanks for the update and cast of characters.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:30 PM

23. I hope Lopez Obrador does concede

for the sake of Mexico, that said the youth, #132... could be nasty if this gets even to the point of even near to close.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #23)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:52 PM

39. Riots in the streets is just what Mexico needs. Damn.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #39)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:57 PM

41. Well his supporters are very much there

and will NOT concede until official numbers come.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #41)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:20 AM

45. Let's hope for the best. See ya in the morning.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #45)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:03 AM

51. Tomorrow I need to write an article

on this, analysis mostly, so all this translation exercise, is my notes.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #51)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:01 AM

54. I see PRI has won. Give us a heads up on the article.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #54)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:08 PM

65. PRI RETAKES THE MEXICAN PRESIDENCY AND THE HOUSE

By Nadin Abbott

July 2, 2012 (San Diego)-- Enrique Peña Nieto has been declared the winner of  Mexico’s federal election yesterday. Mexico, unlike the United States, has a one-term limit for every office, from Mayor to President. His defeat of the PAN counterpart, Josefina Vazquez Mota, was not unexpected. All polling going into the election had Peña Nieto ahead by five to ten points.

What was a surprise was the taking of the House by the PRI, with their allies in the Green Party.

The Mexican system does not have single candidates run for Congressional or Senatorial offices, but instead has slates that gain office through proportional representation, not unlike many European systems. Why this matters is that over the last six years, the current President Felipe Calderón (PAN)  had to fight a Congress that was utterly divided and refused to pass much of his plans. It will remain to be seen if the PAN will try to be an absolute opposition party, or a loyal opposition.

Another important marker in the cultural and political maturity of Mexico was the prompt concession by PAN candidate Mota after her third place finish.

Not surprising, Manuel Lopez Obrador with the PRD, who placed second with 32.28% of the vote—less than four percentage points behind Nieto, announced he will challenge the results of the elections as he did in 2006. In reality the margin between Obrador and Nieto is likely too large for him to overcome.

http://eastcountymagazine.org/node/10253

That talk on the trolley, while chilling, not the first time I hear that

This you won't find in big media, support local media.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #65)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:53 PM

73. Fine reporting there. I hope the violence eases.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #73)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 02:12 PM

74. Me too, I know people down there

and the cartels are quite frankly, out of control

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #74)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:03 AM

78. I always saw organized crime the epitome of free market capitalism. We should

embrace their innovative approach.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #73)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 01:45 AM

75. Slight correction

Grumble...24 hours later, nope the PRI /Green Party, will not reach the simple majority in the house... No the grumble is the change, damn, seemed settled last night

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2012/07/03/index.php?section=politica&article=008n2pol

Second grumble, one of my fav papers in Mexico city is putting up a pay wall

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #75)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 11:01 AM

77. That sucks. Paywalls can be defeated.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:17 PM

2. I am trying to look at the official IFE site

nothing there yet...

And if he did not, we all would have been shocked...

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:19 PM

3. Better get those tildes out.

Peña Nieto

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:22 PM

6. ñoooo

verdad que si

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:28 PM

9. LOL

When you are a Wikipedia editor, that's how you add your username to your conversations.

Four tildes: ~~~~

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:28 PM

10. I am afraid I will need to post from the IPAD... it is EASIER



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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:33 PM

13. It is easier, but iPhone WILL allow you the "hold down the letter key to get the

character variation" function. See? --> é ñ

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #13)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:38 PM

14. Exactly

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:40 PM

16. Oh, o.k. got it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:20 PM

4. The candidate of the ruling PAN(right-wing)party is in third-place in that poll

behind both Pena AND the left-wing PRD candidate Obrador. I'm guessing a lot of PAN supporters voted for Pena and the PRI just to stop Obrador from getting elected.

the weirdest thing is, Vincente Fox, the first PAN candidate to win the presidency-the guy who was basically marketed as the Mexican Reagan-ended up endorsing the PRI.

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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:21 PM

5. BBC: Mexico awaits presidential election result

1 July 2012 Last updated at 19:35 ET Share this pageEmail Print

Mexicans are awaiting results of a presidential election dominated by the economy and war on drugs.

Thousands of police were deployed to protect the tens of millions who voted from intimidation by drug cartels at polling booths. Officials said the voting was largely peacefully.

Exit polls suggest a victory for Enrique Pena Nieto, whose PRI party ruled for decades until 2000.

His main rival is left-winger Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Mr Lopez Obrador, of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), was the runner-up in the 2006 election. He refused to recognise the victory of serving President Felipe Calderon and led street protests afterwards.

more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18668783

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:26 PM

8. "live returns" from the "Cuenta Rapida." Per Reforma

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:30 PM

11. Franc Contreras, AJ reporter, says 3 dead, some wounded, in Chiapas clash

between PRI and Green Party supporters.

https://twitter.com/FrancMex/status/219578308348739584

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #11)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:40 PM

15. Cuajimalpa also saw a few clashes

in that case between the PRI and the PAN... which was odd.

#132 is up in arms and asking for citizens to denounce irregularities, which by the by, in the Municipio Magdalena Contreras, in a replay of six years ago... guess what? Should I get that tape out?

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:41 PM

17. News Taco tweets break down:

IFE: Pena Nieto 37.3%; JVM 33%; AMLO 25%; Quadri 2.5%. Falta mucho mas! Elecciones 2012.

https://twitter.com/TheNewsTaco/status/219606291843252224

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 09:50 PM

18. Josefina Vazques Mota is giving her concession speech as I type

They now recognize women as life companions and leaders.

She is telling the youth, to the youth that with fervor and hope fought a better future, not to ever surrender. To promote freedom, this is not the end, this is the beginning of a new age. You have permission for a lot of things, but not for despair. Go back home and we are better now than we were ninety days ago. and that they love Mexico, and that the advanced teams that they did what needed to be done. The team in Mexicali that set the advanced team, even at 45 (centigrade)

Youth can go home, that they can go back home and that they are better than ninety days before.

(Rough translation)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:02 PM

19. Reuters: Mexico's old rulers claim presidential election win

Reuters) - Mexican opposition candidate Enrique Pena Nieto's campaign team claimed victory in the country's presidential election on Sunday after exit polls showed him winning by a comfortable margin.

Pena Nieto, 45, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), led by between 8 and 11 percentage points in exit polls published by three of Mexico's main television networks after voting ended on Sunday night.

¬snip¬

The exit polls showed him winning around 40 percent of the vote. Leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was in second place with Josefina Vazquez Mota of the ruling National Action Party, or PAN, trailing in third.

Preliminary official results were due in the next few hours.

MOre:http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-mexico-election-idUSBRE85S1G320120702

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:02 PM

20. Gabriel Quadri is about to concede as well

Thanking with all my heart the media, who has followed us in this epic campaign. We started only three months ago, while other candidates were in campaign for years, with more resources. Why I want to thank the media for their professionalism, their transparency, and their contribution to a quality democracy. This is one of the challenges of modern mexico

I also want to think citizens who did not know me, even three months ago, and have joined us. They have liked our platform and our ideas, that they can enter national politics. Why we have launched the first liberal party in the Mexico of the 21st century, a pre requisite to advance in our development, fight against poverty, sustainability and security. That mexicans agree with our liberal views.

I want to thank New Alliance that did play with a citizen candidate, and took the risk. This was a process and adventure, and also all the ranks and New Alliance. This has been a success, that needs to be recognized by society.

Secondly I want to recognize the candidate of the PAN for recognizing a few moments ago, that she is not favored by the results and that she did not win. This attitude from one of the leaders of the great candidates needs to be recognized. We exhort as a party that AMLO conducts himself the same way as Josefina Lopez Mota. He should also concede, to end this electoral process that IFE carried out.

I need to thank and recognize IFE, that we have democratic institution that are very solid and are capable of running a solid process. And that we need to leave behind our doubts on the efficacy and transparency of our electoral process.

Finally, thank you to the media, to citizens to Nueva Aliance and IFE, for the magnificent electoral day, and I recognize Lopez Mota and again ask that AMLO acts in the same mature way.

And now we have planted the tree of Mexican Liberalism for the 21st century.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:07 PM

21. Mexico 1st woman major part candidate concedes - Josefina Vazquez Mota

The Associated Press

MEXICO CITY — Mexico ruling party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota has conceded the presidential race after exit polls showed her trailing a distant third.

Vazquez says none of the exit polls favor her.

The candidate for President Felipe Calderon's National Action was the first woman presidential candidate for a major party.

She conceded Sunday shortly after the polls closed as exit surveya showed her trailing around 23 percent to leader Enrique Pena Nieto's roughly 40 percent.

His lead shows Mexican voters ready to return the old guard, the Institutional Revolutionary Party, to power after it was kicked out by the PAN in 2000.

More:http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/mexico-1st-woman-major-1468436.html

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #21)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:26 PM

22. I translated her speech as it happened above

as well as Quadri's

The latter is a little more significant, he ran as a CITIZEN. This was the first time that this was allowed by the IFE. The Party of Nueva Alianza adopted him... and he actually said that he has helped plant the idea of Liberalism in Mexico.

Ok this needs explanation, in the Mexican tradition he is looking back to the 19th century and the ideas there, not to our version of it.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:31 PM

24. Update from Radio Red on Cuajimalpa

cute, some PRD folks tried to steal a box... five people will be charged with federal crimes.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:31 PM

25. WaPo: Outgoing President Calderon reportedly fears staying in Mexico


Outgoing President Calderon reportedly fears staying in Mexico

President Felipe Calderon has been telling guests that he and his family are likely to leave Mexico to live abroad after his term expires in December. It will be too dangerous to remain, he warns in private conversation, because powerful drug mafias might come after him.

By William Booth

MEXICO CITY — In meetings, President Felipe Calderon has been telling guests that he and his family are likely to leave Mexico to live abroad after his term expires in December. It will be too dangerous to remain, he warns in private conversation, because powerful drug mafias might come after him.

For the commander-in-chief of Mexico's U.S.-backed drug war to suggest he has not provided enough security to live in his country is a stunning revelation — and may be seen as either an admission of failure or evidence of just how hard he has fought and how far Mexico needs to go.

As Mexicans go to the polls Sunday to vote for his successor, Calderon finds his legacy battered, his ruling party unpopular and its standard bearer, the energetic former education secretary Josefina Vazquez Mota, trailing in third place in the preelection surveys.

Limited to a single six-year term, Calderon remains personally popular, with his ratings hovering around 50 percent. Yet two of every three Mexicans recently surveyed say the country is headed in the wrong direction. According to a spokesman, Calderon is "considering a variety of options both at home and abroad . . . to contribute to finding solutions to global problems." They say "security will not be factor."

more: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018578571_calderon02.html

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #25)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:45 PM

26. And water is wet... this has been the nooz down there for literally months, if not longer

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #26)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:47 PM

27. just adding it to the thread nadin, not everyone on DU or the world is as knowledgeable as you

about everything.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:51 PM

29. Sorry, I happen to know Mexican politics, if that rubs you the wrong way

just that US Media, is way behind the power curve on this one.

Did you know Quadri started his campaign three months ago? Not just that, he did not start as a member of a party, the party, Nueva Alianza, was formed for this? Did you know that this is a NEW LIBERAL PARTY, and please do not think US Liberalism either.

Sorry...

By the way, I am listening to this LIVE as it happens, over MEXICAN RADIO... on the bright side NOT at the equivalent of GOLDEN HALL... and these announcements are technically NOT OFFICIAL YET... this is based on exit polls.

Did the vaunted WAPO tell you this? Haven't bothered reading their reports to be honest.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #29)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:55 PM

30. seriously nadin, please take you superiority complex and belittling elsewhere

I'm just participating and posting on this thread not looking to get schooled by you.

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Response to maddezmom (Reply #30)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:57 PM

31. I am as well

maddezmom (128,598 posts)
27. just adding it to the thread nadin, not everyone on DU or the world is as knowledgeable as you

about everything.


Have a good day.

I am adding as it happens FRACKING TRANSLATIONS from the actual candidates... for god's sake! I am also adding a LOCAL, as in very local perspective, Calderon first made those statements three months ago to Mexican Media... So sue me. It was a short time local scandal.

You find that NOT VALUABLE?

Have a good day.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #31)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:59 PM

32. you have a nice day as well

Have a good day.

I am adding as it happens FRACKING TRANSLATIONS from the actual candidates... for god's sake! I am also adding a LOCAL, as in very local perspective, Calderon first made those statements three months ago to Mexican Media... So sue me. It was a short time local scandal.

You find that NOT VALUABLE?

Have a good day.


I didn't respond to your posts with snarky comments.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:48 PM

28. Joaquin Coswell, President of the PRI right now

There is a tendency, irreversible, that the winner in the election is Enrique Pena Nieto. Regardless, like the council for IFE, bernardo Valdez, the only official result is the one given by the IFE. Therefore we will pay attention to the time when the IFE, COuncilor President Leonardo Valdez (IFE) will give.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:59 PM

33. From the HQ of the PRD, not until IFE issues official data

will AMLO NOT come out and issue a statement, (Given that the two other candidates have conceded based on exist polls)

So we will have to wait for AMLO for a while. Probably until 12:00 Mexico Time, at the Hilton on the Alameda Central.

(Yay for me it is just 8:00)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:23 PM

34. 4.5 of votes counted Pena Nieto from PRI is ahead

This is the fast count by the way.

They were audited by the UNAM... and that they did not find anything strange... they did that due to the suspected anomalies six years ago (Obrador)

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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:24 PM

35. Mexican old guard leads, ruling party concedes

Mexican old guard leads, ruling party concedes

By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO, Associated Press – 3 minutes ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's old guard prepared to step back into power after a 12-year hiatus as the president of the long-ruling party said late Sunday that all exit polls "irreversibly" favored its presidential candidate, Enrique Pena Nieto.

Three major exit polls showed Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, with about 40 percent of the vote in the presidential election. nearly 10 points ahead of his nearest challenger. Two were exit polls and the third a "quick count" based on the actual vote.

Conservative National Action Party candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota conceded almost immediately after the polls closed, as did New Alliance candidate Gabriel Quadri, who had only single digits. That left Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the single holdout as the Federal Elections Institute prepared to release an official representative quick count at 11:45 p.m. local time.


http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gn12qUSWTEZA-tUws2vRvoxAcHZg?docId=ddbbf5a80f164082875d0afd5f2ad84b

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Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:28 PM

36. PRI president: Polls irreversibly favor Pena Nieto

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The president of Mexico's formerly long-ruling party says all polls "irreversibly" show that the Institutional Revolutionary Party will return to presidency after 12 years out of office.

Joaquin Coldwell says PRI candidate Enrique Pena Nieto will win the presidency.

He announced late Sunday that the party will await an official representative quick count before officially claiming victory. The count is expected at 11:45 p.m. local time.

more: http://www.wset.com/story/18928437/pri-president-polls-irreversibly-favor-pena-nieto

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:29 PM

37. Well then, per PRD delegate

they reserve the rights to judge the elections from official "acts" and official data, not exit polls.

Oh and three of their people died, and he claims that boxes were stolen in Japapa, Veracruz

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:51 PM

38. Hissy the official count has Pena Nieto ahead

already

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 11:54 PM

40. PREP IFE, with 10.2 counted

26.7 PAN
36.19 PRI
32.29 PRD
2.56 Quadri (Nueva Alianza)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:08 AM

43. IFE releases official result at 23:15 DF time

less than fifteen times

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:10 AM

44. Much inside Baseball

but Miguel Angel Mancera is the next Mayor of the DF, that is the PRD candidate. The PRD keeps the DF.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #44)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:24 AM

46. Mexico had a peaceful voting day

we have consolidated our democracy. Thanks to all who acted as ballot officers, thanks to all who participated, thanks to all functionaries, in the IFE. But above all, thank you for voting, We estimate that voting was above 65%. This is the highest voting in the history of Mexico, We installed almost 100% of the voting booths.

Now we will give you the results of the fast vote for the President of the United States of Mexico, The Fast vote was designed to give certitude, and it has an error of +-half a percent.

The result presented to the General Council, by the Technical committee, who I thank for their professionalism. The results are the following

Josefina Vasques Mota 25.10-26.03
PRI 37.93 and 38.55
Andres Lopez Obrador, Coalicion Progresista 30.90-31.86
Gabriel Qaudri 2.27 -2.57

There is a graphic showing the trends in the count. The legal results will need the 300 District Councils to being on the fourth and the final one for the Presidency will be issued by the Supreme Court. The PREP will continue to work for until tomorrow at 20:00 and they will publish all the "Acts"

The mexicans have ratified that elections and democracy are the only valid method to obtain political power.

Have a good night.

(Rough translation)

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #46)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:30 AM

47. President of Mexico

The elections were done in peace and tranquility in most of the country. Once more the electoral route is what we have chosen as a civilized, tolerant life among ourselves. The IFE has issued, and according to them, PENA Nieto, is ahead. If this is confirmed and once confirmed by the Tribunal of the Federation Pena Nieto will be the next President on December 1st. I promise to help his team in the transition of power.

He will have the solid base that we all have built. It is much that we have achieved, and please support he who will head the executive. I want to recognize each of the citizens that allowed for this to be an exercise of civility. To the more than one million who served at the polls, and the two million who served as party observers, and those who served as observers from Mexico and abroad.

I want to recognize all the candidates, in particular Lopez Mota and the rest of my party. They deserve my respect and my love. As President I have been guided by a democratic conviction, In the exercise of the public life I have worked in a country that is just, prosperous, and we all need to work for it.

The country has taken a decision, and we must respect the results, and if there are issues, take it to the courts. And if there are changes needed, go through the democratic and institutional route. The process should be done legally.

In democracy there are no permanent victories or defeats. This who wins is the people of Mexico, My government will support a peaceful and successful election. I will continue to work in my term to push for a better life and for the next administration that will start in the best way possible. We have proven that we once again are a democratic country.

We are a democratic nation among the nations. We need to continue to strengthen our democracy and we need to push for the progress of our loved Mexico.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #46)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:32 AM

48. Lopes Obrador

I will wait until we have the official acts and all the official results. There is a legal process, that starts on Wendesday, and we will need to review all acts, to see what the results are. Thank you with all my heart, to all who have supported us. We are going to be to the height of the circumstances and be responsible, And I will represent you as you deserve it. We will not act in an irresponsible way, and search for the information and tell people the results.

He is NOT CONCEDING. He claims that they have information, and wait for the initiation of the count on July 4.

(Most of his speech was given as the President was speaking to national media)

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:01 AM

49. His name is Peña Nieto, not Pena Nieto.

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Response to Beacool (Reply #49)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:47 AM

57. Why do you think I will write the article on the IPAD today?

Much easier to deal with all that on it than on the actual computer. Part of it actually will get written on the way to the Trans Pacific Negotiation... to be honest.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:02 AM

50. Pena Nieto speech

(The speech is at the Plutarco Elias Calles Auditorium, this is his first message as President Elect... well mostly)

Thank you, to those who accompany me in this night of happiness, of emotion, or celebration. I salute those who outside were waiting for the result from the fast count. That we now have precise and clear electoral results.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mexicans all, according to the official information, the Coalition for the compromise for Mexico, will lead the next government of the Republic (cheers of yes we can), I say it with emotion and compromise and responsibity the mandate that Mexicans have given me. Today, first of July, the citizens have spoken, with clarity, voting for a change of way., thank you to all Mexicans

This Sunday Mexico changed, and the electoral day has been an authentic party of democracy, with over 49 million voting. It was Mexicans who submitted, counted the votes, I thank the over three million Mexicans who helped in this process. I thank the IFE for their professional work. I thank all the public servants who organized it. To the Citizen President I thank him for his conduct and his love for a democratic change.

For his determination to confront difficult decisions. I appreciate his call to congratulate me, emphasizing his love of democracy. I thank you, and this is just the beginning of the work we have ahead. This is what we want for Mexico, the treatment of the country. I want to thank, and permit me to do this here, my wife Angelita my brothers, my mother, all my family, for all their support. Their love and support has allowed me to get here. Thank you for being with me.

But tonight, my greatest thanks is for the millions who voted for me, and who trusted in me and this project to work for the greatness of the country. Thank you because I will honor your trust, and will do what needed for Mexico. Today no one party won, but democracy won, we won all, Mexico won. To those who voted for others, I will rule for all and by all. I will take into consideration your legitimate demands, and to put the tensions behind. There is more to the colors or party loyalties. There is more that unites us, our love for Mexico. We share, the same challenges, and we must be together to overcome them. IN modern plural and democratic Mexico we all are part of it, and we all can give to the solutions that Mexicans demand. I recognize the other candies that have contributed to the strengthening
of democracy.

It is time to put aside our differences, and the country demands work, collaboration and over all results. This is a time to push for national reconciliation. We need to look ahead, in a democratic way. Mexicans have given our party a second chance, we need to give results, we need to meet the demands of the Mexico of the 21st century. I will be a Democratic Mexico that understands the changes of the country and will act in the new reality , of democracy, freedom and social responsibility. I will be open to critics.

I share the worries of the youth, I want a country with talents and I want them to continue to participate, Mexico wins.

I listen to the students, but also those who could not finish. Those who work hard, and we will continue to build this country in democracy. I will repeat what I said in this auditorium during my campaign. I am determined to continue a democratic life. We all are a new generation. There is no return to the past. OUr vision is to the future. OUr Mexico is that of greatest and hope. A democracy of results that is honest and will work. A democratic government respects and makes it respected the law. The fight against crime will continue, with a new strategy to protect lives. There will not be a pact or cease fire with organized crime.

I have established communications with governors and the chief of government of the DF, so we can act as one team for Mexico. I will keep talking with the leaders in the Congress to complete the reforms, and we need a free market, but with social responsibility and to distribute wealth to fight poverty and inequality, that still is part of mexico.

I will meet with the President to set a transition team to ensure transparency, order and stability. I will also use those moths to prepare the reforms that I have promised. I will modernize the country, we need changes and we need to place the interest of the nation above all. Today, my only compromise is with all Mexicans. It is time to go from the country we are to what we can be. We will be a nation where each person can write it's own success story.

Congratulations.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 01:33 AM

52. From PRI to PAN TO PRI. Two steps backward, one step back.

The people is screwn again.


Welcome to Messico.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #52)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:49 AM

58. Actually not really

the Alianza por Mexico, which had the PRI as the majority party, also had the Partido Verde Ecologista and a third left of center party. This is a center left coalition. The Alianza Progresista, Obrador, that is the Partido del Trabajo, The PRD and another left party. It was truly a left left of center coalition. And I need to analyze the results at governor level and house and senate. It looks more like the RIGHT really lost and really lost bad.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #58)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:14 PM

59. I lived in Mexico for maybe 7 years all told, under both PRI and PAN.

I have a home down there, and spend at least 1 1/2 months in Mexico every winter.

I was living there when the infamous PRI President, Carlos Salinas de Gortari was in office, and also lived there when Calderon (PAN) was President.

What Mexico desperately needed to do was to elect Obrador.

PAN is RW. PRI is a bit worse than a Third Way corrupt sellout organization of the 1%.

PRI is a little better than PAN, but it's not good by any means.

The people of Mexico will continue to get shafted, while the politicians and 1% suck up all the wealth faster than they breathe.

Same shit, different day.

Welcome to Messico.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #59)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:30 PM

60. I grew up down there, I still have family down there

I visit down there, all the time.

Watch Qadri...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #60)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:33 PM

61. De donde eres? Cual Estado/Ciudad?

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Response to Zorra (Reply #61)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:36 PM

62. Estado de Mexico

and I saw the PAN's Rise in Baja Norte when I was a medic...

Actually call me a chilanga!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 09:09 AM

53. Leftist leader trailing in Mexico election but won't concede

MEXICO CITY -- Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the veteran leftist leader in second place in Mexico's presidential election, says he will wait for a final vote count before deciding whether to concede.

As hundreds of ardent supporters chanted and rallied in an impromptu demonstration outside a downtown hotel early Monday, Lopez Obrador took to a modest podium. His speech was brief and simple. His mood mellow.

He announced that he would not concede defeat on election night in Mexico. For many, it was an instant flashback to 2006, the last presidential election in which Lopez Obrador refused to accept defeat, declaring fraud and sparking a series of protests that paralyzed Mexico City.

"The position that I assume is to wait," Lopez Obrador said before media and supporters in a ballroom at a downtown Hilton Hotel. "We need to know all the results. We're going to wait for those results before making any final positions. There is no final word yet."

More:
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/07/leftist-leader-trailing-in-mexico-election-wont-concede.html

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:50 AM

55. I wonder if their exit polls are anything like ours. nt

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Response to Javaman (Reply #55)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 11:46 AM

56. Actually I will answer the question with even their local not so funny joke

the exit polls are as relaible as any international standard. What they call the "cuenta rapidda", which is 10% of the votes cast used to declare the election are a statistical exercise and when you have 5% or so between candidates reliable.

What they said, after both Mota and Quadri conceded was that "this was a sign of a mature democracy and praised Gore about it, even when we all knew that Bush stole it. He did to for the well being of the country." They recommended people find that speech on you tube. Those my friend, where the worlds of the broadcasters for Radio Red in Mexico City.,

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Response to Javaman (Reply #55)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:00 PM

63. Been an interesting day and people are on their feet tonight in the street. n/t

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #63)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:52 PM

67. Let's clarify who is in the street

Not everybody is in the streets. Do you know the history oh #132? I do. They decided to do this months ago. You did know that right?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #67)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:56 PM

68. SALE AL AIRE FRAUDE DE PEÑA NIETO Anonymous MUESTRA pruebas de fraude De EPN 2012

(Anonymous reveals proof of PEÑA NIETO's fraud)

This is in Spanish but you should have no problem with it, nadin. For people who don't read Spanish, it still may be interesting in comparison to the pots and pans that we saw in the 2006 protests.

&feature=youtu.be

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #68)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:03 PM

69. Again, what is the size of the conspiracy?

And how many in the media and polling agencies were involved? You realize the polling was so intense...and from multiple sources, some foreign. Anonymous is using a lone evidence you posted last night.

Look, six years ago AMLO had it stolen. But this time you are asking that I buy into a conspiracy of literally thousands, before I even include the IFE, or the PRI or the PAN or the cops.

I know, I know, it is hard for some, including the kids who started the catcalls at the Ibero when we were down there to visit mom, and promised to march against Peña Nieto that same day over twitter if he won the election, to accept that yes...the PRI won. I get it...but every poll leading to this had him five to ten ahead, every poll. Exit polls matched results that night pretty closely. So how big is the conspiracy?

By the way, we even considered going to get photos and interviews from them at Televisa, we were there, but it's Mexico city traffic.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #69)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:17 PM

70. Actually, I'm not selling you anything at all.

I'm posting information and opinion as I come across it.

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Response to EFerrari (Reply #70)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:24 PM

71. And I am given you direct data

Including who is doing what. I know the actors pretty damn well and while taking tours we made no bones we were foreign press. So yes, we had guides go into things they usually don't. Our talk at the UNAM the day the march happened downtown, the student mobilization, was actually fascinating.

That's the country I was born at. I have family, believe yiu me, been following this like a hawk.

Six years ago it was stolen. AMLO isn't doing any favors to the hard left. If he wants to get any standing, he should concede and step down. He's just hardening the bad blood against him. To paraphrase a few people. "Ese hombre solo le importa el.".

This is from the damn ground.

And the kids, they don't want a return to the past, yup Peña Nieto was endorsed b Salinas, but damn... AMLO DID NOT HAVE THIS STOLEN THIS TIME.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #71)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 01:25 PM

72. It's good to have your input, nadin. n/t

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 10:33 PM

64. Mexico President-elect Peña Nieto's win is weaker than expected

Mexico President-elect Peña Nieto's win is weaker than expected
A landslide failed to materialize and now Enrique Peña Nieto will have to negotiate with two opposition parties to push through his ambitious program.
By Tracy Wilkinson and Ken Ellingwood, Los Angeles Times
July 2, 2012, 7:14 p.m.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party is marching back into the presidential palace bolstered by its control of a raft of state governorships and a good standing in Congress.

But its mandate is much shakier than the party had predicted before Sunday's election, reflecting the nagging suspicions with which many Mexicans regard the PRI and complicating President-elect Enrique Peña Nieto's ability to execute an ambitious reform program.

He will have to negotiate with rival parties, including a newly empowered left, and will not have the free hand he might have expected as he pursues initiatives such as opening up the massive state oil company, Pemex, to foreign investment. Resistance from the opposition, as well as the old guard of his party and the unions that backed him, could block reforms and condemn Mexico to status quo and economic malaise.

"His mandate is clearly weaker than expected," said Carlos Ramirez, a Mexico analyst for the New York-based Eurasia Group.
"He will be in a tough spot. The view inside the party was that they were going to win by a landslide.... Peña will have to choose his battles because he's likely to encounter resistance from within his coalition."

More:
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-mexico-election-analysis-20120703,0,5004898.story

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #64)

Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:50 PM

66. Yet, they retook the House

The weaker hand is in the Senate, where they failed to capture it with their partners in the Green Party.

Actually the PRD was not that strengthened, that's far from my read. Yup, spent part of the day going through electoral data

Of course analyst realizes this is the first time in six years that either house is in the control of the same party as the President, right?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #64)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 01:46 AM

76. Correction, and this is of last night

Grumble...24 hours later, nope the PRI /Green Party, will not reach the simple majority in the house... No the grumble is the change, damn, seemed settled last night

http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2012/07/03/index.php?section=politica&article=008n2pol

Second grumble, one of my fav papers in Mexico city is putting up a pay wall

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Jul 4, 2012, 08:30 PM

79. AMLO's the opposition candidate--when neolibs fight it's only because the guy with his hands inside

their heads is bashing his arms together

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