Wednesday, July 4, 2012

One third of all votes may need recount in Mexico

The President of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), Alfredo Figueroa, admitted that maybe as much as one third of all votes issued in the presidential elections in Mexico last Sunday may need to be recounted. The election of a new President is hence far from definitive. 

Some 50,000 electoral packs could need to be reopened eventually by district councils. So far 19 of the 300 districts must be recounted by law because the difference between the first and second placed is of less than 1%. 

This is not directly related to the wider appeal by left-leaning contender Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) which intends to have every single vote recounted (or maybe even the whole election declared null) on widespread fraud allegations. 

López Obrador in press conference

Source: Naiz[es].

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