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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:24 PM
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No end seen to Mexican vote dispute from recount
Mexican electoral officials, monitored by judges, painstakingly tallied votes from a presidential election on Thursday in a partial recount that appeared unlikely to resolve a dispute over fraud claims.

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Ricardo Monreal, a top legal aide to Lopez Obrador, said the leftist would not recognize the partial recount result as definitive.

"We said we'd take part (in the recount), although unwillingly, but there is no way we will recognize the election result based on this," he said.

Members of the Mexican Federal Police, stand guard in case of possible protests by supporters



Marti Batres (C), president of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in Mexico City, and supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate for the PRD, protest outside the Mexican Attorney General's office in Mexico City August 10, 2006.


Supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, protest outside at the Mexican Attorney General's office in Mexico City August 10, 2006.


Supporters of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, march during a protest at Reforma avenue in Mexico City August 10, 2006.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060810/wl_nm/mexico_electi...
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:31 PM
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1. Americans and the Democrats could learn
from what is happening in Mexico when the integrity of the vote is in question. Trouble is here people are too tied to the status quo and don't want to rock the boat.
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OrangeCountyDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:33 PM
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2. This Too Shall Pass...
Although I admire the dedication of those who are fighting in support of the liberal candidate Obrador, I imagine that in the end, those in power, with the ability to control the course of the election, will end up being declared the winner.

It's nice that they're at least trying, but the forces against them are too strong, and WON'T EVER EVER give in, so the conclusion is unfortunately inevitible. But they're not going quietly into the night without a fight, so I congratulate them for that, and will be sorry once Obrador is officially declared the loser, which is inevitible.
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Annces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:41 PM
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3. I read that it will take 5 days to do the recount
I think Obrador would continue with street protests if he is not vindicated. Possibly Monday, they should be finished with the count.
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