Mexico election court rejects challenges to congressional races

[JURIST] Mexico's Federal Electoral Tribunal [official website, in Spanish] on Wednesday rejected a number of complaints concerning congressional races in the July 2 Mexican general election [Wikipedia backgrounder] that paralleled the presidential poll [JURIST news archive] currently subject to a court-ordered partial recount [JURIST report]. Under the newly-approved seat distribution, 52 of the 128 seats in the Senate [official website, in Spanish] go to the National Action Party (PAN) [party website, in Spanish] of conservative presidential candidate Felipe Calderon, 33 go to the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) [party website, in Spanish], the party which ruled Mexico before President Vicente Fox of the PAN was elected in 2000, and 28 seats go to the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) [party website, in Spanish] of leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador [campaign website, in Spanish], with the remainder going to minor parties. In the 500-seat Chamber of Deputies [official website, in Spanish], the PAN now hold 206 seats, the PRD 123 seats, and the PRI 105 seats.

Obrador, the leftist candidate challenging the results of Mexico's disputed presidential election vowed again Monday to continue protesting the results [JURIST report] unless the election court orders a full recount of the votes. Reuters has more.

 

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