Enrique Pena Nieto has been confirmed as the winner of Mexico’s presidential election, following a partial recount.
With almost every vote counted, Pena Nieto had 38.2%, with second placed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on 31.5%.
While third-placed Josefina Vazquez Mota admitted defeat, Lopez Obrador said he would challenge the result in Mexico’s electoral tribunal.
Accusations of irregularities led to a re-check of about 50% of votes after the result was announced on July 2.
Lopez Obrador’s party said the election had been fraudulent, and he accused Enrique Pena Nieto of buying votes.
The recount of votes from Mexico’s presidential election did not change the outcome. Election officials say the winner is still Enrique Peña Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party or PRI. But that hasn’t stopped the complaints from the candidate who came in second, Andres Manuel López Obrador. Marco Werman talks with reporter Franc Contreras in Mexico City. More>>
Mexico’s presumed President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto has thanked voters for giving his PRI party another chance and has vowed no return to the past. With almost all votes counted, Pena Nieto is about six points ahead of his nearest rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not admitted defeat. More>>
Voters in the violence-plagued border city of Juarez are hopful that a change at the top in Mexico will result in a reduction in drug crime on their doorstep. Reporter Monica Ortiz Uribe reports from Juarez. More>>
Ahead of the vote on July 1st, Reporter Myles Estey profiled three Mexican voters and their political choices:
Juan Pablo Arango Orozco thinks the PRI and the PAN have had their chances and failed. He says it’s time to give Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his leftist Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) an opportunity to give Mexico something new. More>>
Olga Velazquez Villa supports the only woman among the major party candidates, Josefina Vazquez Mota of the ruling PAN. Velazquez wants to see a continuation of the PAN’s leadership. More>>
Danilo Paredes runs an Internet café in Mexico City. He wants to see a return of the PRI because he thinks it can make big economic and social changes. More>>
Myles Estey reports from Mexico City on the “I Am 132″ student protest movement. Its goal is to speak out against a return to power of the PRI, the party that ruled Mexico for more than 70 years. More>>>
Read tweets about the main candidates in Mexico: