Mexico street protest against contested presidential election result ends

[JURIST] Leftist protestors objecting to the official results of Mexico's July 2 presidential election [JURIST news archive] took down their so-called "resistance camps" on Mexico City's Reforma Avenue Friday. Supporters of losing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador [campaign website, in Spanish; BBC profile] stated that they will find alternate means to protest the election, while Obrador told supporters "I am not giving up nor giving in."

Lopez Obrador argued before the Federal Electoral Tribunal [official website, in Spanish] in late July that the vote that gave Felipe Calderon [campaign website, in Spanish; BBC profile] victory by a margin of 0.6 percent was marred by fraud [JURIST report], but the court rejected most of his challenges [JURIST report] last month on the grounds that there was no evidence of systematic fraud. AP has more.

 

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