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2006-09-06 00:00:00

By Alistair Bell and Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Ruling party conservative Felipe Calderon won Mexico's presidency on Tuesday, ending a long legal battle over vote fraud claims, but his leftist rival vowed to fight on in the streets. Seven judges at Mexico's top electoral court unanimously ruled that the July 2 vote was fair and pro-business candidate Calderon won by about 234,000 votes out of 41 million cast. Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador rejected the decision...

2006-09-01 02:36:19

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Vicente Fox faces a rough ride at his last state of the nation speech on Friday, with leftist lawmakers planning to hijack the ceremony to protest at what they say was election fraud. Fox, hailed as a democracy hero in 2000 when he ended 71 years of one-party rule, steps down in December but political unrest over the July 2 election may cloud his legacy. Legislators from Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's Party of the...

2006-08-24 18:11:14

By Catherine Bremer OAXACA, Mexico (Reuters) - One of Mexico's prettiest cities has been tainted by blood and scarred with graffiti in a political conflict raising tensions in a country already on tenterhooks over a contested presidential vote. Months of protests aimed at toppling Oaxaca state Gov. Ulises Ruiz spun out of control when gunmen believed to be off-duty police opened fire on protesters twice this week, killing one person. Five people have been killed this month....

2006-08-21 17:05:00

By Mica Rosenberg TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's main leftist party held a razor-thin lead on Monday in the governor's race in Chiapas state, heightening nationwide tension over the still-unresolved July presidential vote. Juan Sabines of the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, had 48.39 percent with votes in from 94 percent of polling stations. That gave him a lead of just 0.22 points over main rival Jose Antonio Aguilar, according to state...

2006-08-21 09:53:18

By Mica Rosenberg TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's main leftist party was ahead by a hair on Monday in a governor's election in the largely Maya Indian state of Chiapas, adding to tension over a fiercely contested July 2 presidential vote. Juan Sabines of the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, had 48.43 percent of the vote with votes in from 93 percent of polling stations, a lead of just 0.29 percentage points over his main rival, according to state...

2006-08-21 04:53:59

By Mica Rosenberg TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's main leftist party was ahead by a hair on Monday in a governor's election in the largely Maya Indian state of Chiapas, adding to tension over a fiercely contested presidential vote. With results in from close to 90 percent of Chiapas polling stations, Jaime Sabines of the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, had 48.63 percent of the vote, a lead of 0.77 percentage point over his main rival, according to...

2006-08-21 00:58:06

By Mica Rosenberg TUXTLA GUTIERREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's main leftist party held a razor-thin lead in a governor's election in the largely Maya Indian state of Chiapas on Sunday, adding to tension over a fiercely contested presidential vote. With results in from two-thirds of Chiapas polling stations, Jaime Sabines of the left-wing Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, had 49.2 percent of the vote, a lead of 1.8 percentage points over his main rival, according to...

2006-08-20 20:41:05

By Mica Rosenberg NAVENCHAUC, Mexico (Reuters) - Two of the main parties in Mexico's largely Maya Indian state of Chiapas both claimed they were ahead on Sunday in a governor's race that may deepen a national political crisis after a disputed presidential election. The leftist Party of the Democratic Revolution, or PRD, said its own exit polls showed a lead of 5.6 percentage points, while the Institutional Revolutionary Party, PRI, said it was ahead by 2.1 points. Some fear an...


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virgule
  • A punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information.
  • A little rod; a twig.
This word comes from the Late Latin 'virgula,' accentual mark, a diminutive of 'virga,' rod.
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