Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Mexican Elections


REUTERS - The lead of Mexico's leftist presidential candidate narrowed to less than 1.5 percentage points over his conservative rival on Wednesday with results in from almost 88 percent of polling stations in the recount of a fiercely contested election... Results of the recount on display at Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute showed Lopez Obrador had 36.38 percent of the vote with results in from 87.73 percent of polling stations. Conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon was second with 34.92 percent. Preliminary results earlier this week from Sunday's election gave Calderon a lead of about 0.6 percentage points over Lopez Obrador.

I admit it - I'm an election-results junkie. I stayed up way too late watching the preliminary count of Mexican ballots on Sunday night, and I've been absolutely transfixed watching the "official" tally today too.

I mentioned one of the candidates, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a year ago. No comments. Haha.

In case it isn't obvious, I'm pulling for AMLO.

COUNTING MUSIC

On a related note, I wish I could play the guitar like this:

Rodrigo y Gabriela - Tamacun
Rodrigo y Gabriela - Diablo Rojo (gracias!)

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