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2006-09-05 20:46:45

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...

2006-09-05 18:24:25

By Alistair Bell and Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Ruling party conservative Felipe Calderon finally won Mexico's presidency on Tuesday, ending a two-month legal battle over fraud claims at a July election that has plunged the nation into a crisis. Seven judges at Mexico's top electoral court unanimously ruled that the vote was not rigged and that pro-business candidate Calderon, 44, had won by a razor-thin margin of about 234,000 votes out of some 41 million cast. But...

2006-09-05 13:42:11

By Alistair Bell and Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Ruling party conservative Felipe Calderon was finally declared Mexico's president-elect on Tuesday, ending a two-month legal battle over election fraud claims that has plunged the nation into crisis. Seven judges at Mexico's top electoral court unanimously ruled that the July 2 vote was not rigged and that pro-business candidate Calderon won by a razor-thin margin of about 234,000 votes out of some 41 million cast. But...

2006-09-05 12:30:00

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon won Mexico's July 2 election and is president-elect, a top court said on Tuesday after a long fight over fraud claims that has plunged the country into crisis. Seven judges at Mexico's top electoral court ruled unanimously that pro-business Calderon won by a razor-thin margin of about 234,000 votes out of some 41 million cast. The judges, whose decision cannot be appealed, had already thrown out...

2006-09-05 10:44:39

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon won Mexico's ferociously contested July 2 election and is president-elect, the top electoral court said in a draft ruling on Tuesday. Earlier on Tuesday, the court said Calderon had won with a margin of about 234,000 votes. In this latest draft ruling, the court said he could now be declared president-elect, the first time the election body has made this announcement. The final, official...

2006-09-05 09:20:57

By Catherine Bremer MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon won Mexico's ferociously contested July 2 presidential election, the country's top electoral court said in a preliminary ruling on Tuesday. The court's seven judges still must to vote on the draft decision later in the day and decide whether the election was clean, but they were widely expected to confirm Calderon's narrow victory over his leftist rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who...

2006-09-05 09:18:17

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's top electoral court said in a preliminary ruling on Tuesday that conservative Felipe Calderon won the contested July 2 presidential election. The decision is still to be voted on later in the day by a panel of seven judges, who will rule whether the election was fair after leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claimed fraud.

2006-09-04 23:48:23

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An electoral court will name conservative Felipe Calderon to be Mexico's next president on Tuesday, ending months of legal battles but not spirited protests by leftists who say he stole a July vote. Losing left-winger Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador alleges massive fraud in the July 2 election and promises to keep up his fight with street demonstrations, even though the seven electoral court judges tossed out his fraud claims last week. The...

2006-09-04 23:34:40

By Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An electoral court will name conservative Felipe Calderon to be Mexico's next president on Tuesday, ending months of legal battles but not spirited protests by leftists who say he stole a July vote. Losing left-winger Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador alleges massive fraud in the July 2 election and promises to keep up his fight with street demonstrations, even though the seven electoral court judges tossed out his fraud claims last week. The...

2006-09-04 21:02:28

By Miguel Angel Gutierrez MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's electoral court will name ruling party conservative Felipe Calderon president-elect on Tuesday, rejecting claims the fiercely disputed July 2 vote was unfair, sources said. Losing left-wing candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has alleged widespread vote-rigging, but the seven electoral court judges tossed out his fraud claims last week and they are to deliver their final ruling on Tuesday. Sources close to the court said...


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