Calderon inaugurated as new Mexico president after congressional fisticuffs Alexis Unkovic at 4:35 PM ET
[JURIST] Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon [campaign website, in Spanish; BBC profile] was formally sworn in [transcript] as President of Mexico [official website] in a hasty ceremony before the Mexican Congress [official website, in Spanish] Friday after a midnight swearing in by outgoing President Vicente Fox [BBC profile] several hours earlier. Officials previously declared Calderon the winner of Mexico's July 2 presidential election [JURIST news archive] by a margin of 0.6 percent, sparking protest and allegations of fraud from opponents. Lawmakers still bitterly divided over the results of the presidential election tussled with one before the ceremony and continued to argue and heckle Friday as Calderon took the oath of office.
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