July 4, 2006

Mexico leftist wants every single vote recounted

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's left-wing presidential
candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants every single vote
recounted as he challenges results showing him losing a tight
election, an aide said on Tuesday.

"We propose that all of them are counted, all the votes
from the beginning. With such a close result, counting just
part of the votes could cast a shadow of doubt," said Horacio
Duarte, the leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution's
representative to Mexico's election authority.

"It is better to take a couple more days so there is
certainty in the country rather than have months of
uncertainty," he told Reuters.