Mexico presidential challenger establishes parallel government Katerina Ossenova at 11:11 AM ET
[JURIST] Losing leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador [campaign website, in Spanish; BBC profile] established a parallel government [press release, in Spanish] for Mexico Saturday representing what he called a "true, authentic republic" in the wake of a late-August electoral court rule certifying his defeat. Supporters of Lopez Obrador turned out for a symbolic vote [Reuters report] at a rally in Mexico City and with a show of hands "elected" him. Complete with its own cabinet, the parallel government plans to set up committees throughout the nation in support of Lopez Obrador's message and boycott major national and international companies that supported the campaign of presidential victor Felipe Calderon [campaign website, in Spanish; BBC profile].
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