Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the runner up in Mexico’s Presidential elections is demanding a recount of Sunday’s vote. Obrador has not accepted the results which show his rival Enrique Pena Nieto won with 38 per cent and accuses Nieto’s Institutional Revolutionary party of buying votes. Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney has more.
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On Sunday, 80 million Mexican voters will decide who will run their country for the next six years. The Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), which ruled Mexico for more than 70 years until 2000, is the frontrunner in the polls. Enrique Pena Nieto, PRI’s 45-year-old leader, has emerged as one of the most popular politicians in [...]
Two of the main issues expected to dominate Mexico’s presidential election on Sunday are the economy and the country’s “War on Drugs”. Mexico’s economy is growing at a rate of four per cent, but 20 million youths are out of school and out of work. Meanwhile, more than 50000 people have been killed since December [...]
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More than 50000 people have died in Mexico in a bitter drug war over trafficking routes, while gangs face a clampdown from government forces. As voters across the country headed to the polls, Al Jazeera spoke to one gang member who told of his experience selling drugs, racing horses, and ordering the killing of those [...]
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Many voters say the polling process has been unorganised and understaffed. Al Jazeera’s Rachel Levin visited a polling station in the capital, and sent us this report.
Presidential voting has wrapped up in Mexico with exit polls showing Enrique Pena Nieto winning a resounding victory for his party. It means a comeback for the country’s old guard after 12 years out of office. Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman and Rachel Levin report on the election results.
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Enrique Pena Nieto, the young face of Mexico’s oldest political party, looks to have been chosen to lead his country out of arguably the most turbulent period in its history since the Mexican Revolution. Pena Nieto’s PRI, which governed Mexico for 71 years until losing in 2000, has staged a comeback since the candidate was [...]
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The Mexican state of Sinaloa has become synonymous with drug trafficking. But, the state’s economy also revolves around legitimate farming and tourism. Industries that is now under threat by the drug traffickers and their allies. Al Jazeera’s Adam Raney reports from Culiacia, Mexico.
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