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Mexico's Opposition Candidate Pena Nieto Winning Election: Exit Polls [View all]

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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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