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Obrador 'inauguration' in MexicoYummy! Hey I have an idea, what say we just open the borders?
The defeated left-wing candidate in Mexico's presidential election, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has held an unofficial swearing-in ceremony.
During his "inauguration" in Mexico City, Mr Lopez Obrador said he was launching a "parallel government".
He claims he was the victim of fraud in July's election - a view shared by millions of Mexicans. *snip*
"I pledge to serve loyally and patriotically as legitimate president of Mexico," Mr Lopez Obrador said before an estimated 100,000 supporters in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main square.
"I pledge to protect the rights of Mexicans and to defend Mexico's sovereignty and patrimony, and ensure the happiness and welfare of the people."
Mr Lopez Obrador has promised he will do everything he can to hamper the government of Mr Calderon, who succeeds President Vicente Fox on 1 December.
"Those neo-fascist reactionaries better not think they'll have room to manoeuvre," he told his supporters on Saturday.
"We're going to keep them on a short leash."
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