Mexico's Election:What Does The Future Hold?
Mexico presidential race too close to callWell, this doesn't look good...
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's presidential election was too close to call Sunday, with a leftist offering himself as a savior to the poor and a conservative free-trader both declaring themselves the winner. Officials said they won't know who won for days.So let's cut through the crap here. No matter which candidate wins they both support increased illegal immigration. So for those hoping this election would make a lick of difference in illegal immigration, um, no.
Electoral officials said they could not release the results of Sunday night's quick count of the votes, which they previously said would happen only if the leading candidates were within one percentage point of each other. Luis Carlos Ugalde, president of the Federal Electoral Institute, said an official count would begin Wednesday, and a winner will be declared once it's complete.
Felipe Calderon, 43, of outgoing President Vicente Fox's National Action Party, had been running an exceedingly close race with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 52, of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party. The Institutional Revolutionary Party's Roberto Madrazo, 53, had been trailing in third place.
Fox appealed for calm amid fears that a close result would raise the potential for violence.
Thousands of Lopez Obrador supporters, waiting for hours in the cold rain in Mexico City's central plaza, began shouting "Fraud! Fraud!" when Ugalde came on live television to announce the delay. Lopez Obrador said late Sunday that he would respect the delay in declaring a winner, "but I want the Mexican people to know that our figures show we won."
Calderon spoke minutes later, saying he too will respect the results — but that the official preliminary results, as well as the exit polls, show that he's the winner.
"We have no doubt that we have won," he said.
The only question is will Mexico continue it's glacial speed, alleged improvements, or will a nutty leftist bankrupt the country again starting a race for the border. I believe this is referred to as a tasty excrement buffet.
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