Mexico’s Enrique Pena Nieto ‘wins’ Presidential Poll

Enrique Pena Nieto

Mexico’s old ruling party, the institutional revolutionary party (pri), is set to return to power as early official results indicate its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidential election.
Mr Pena Nieto, who is 45, is on about 37%, several points ahead of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not conceded.
Thousands of police were on duty for the vote, amid fears of intimidation from drug gangs.
As soon as the traditional speech from incumbent president Felipe Calderon was over, in which he called Mr. Pena Nieto the president-elect, the candidate addressed the crowds of his jubilant supporters.
He spoke of reconciliation, of governing for all Mexicans and said that “Mexico had won” no less than three times.

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