LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Peña Nieto has been declared ganador in the Mexico Presidential elections 2012. Enrique Peña Nieto, the PRI candidate, is Mexico’s new President today. He returns the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to control after a twelve year absence. Final election results for the Presidencia de México will be confirmed to news Monday morning.
But last night, early Mexico election results revealed that Nieto won nearly thirty-eight percent of the ballots. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrado earned a mere thirty-one percent, officials told news. He had previously lost to exiting President Felipe Calderon in 2006 election results.
Officials tell news that eighty percent of Mexican registered voters turned out to vote Sunday. Nieto in a news statement today said “I assume the mandate that the Mexicans have given me”.
He added “Let me be clear, compared to organized crime there will be no agreement or truce… the fight against crime will continue with a new strategy to reduce violence and protect above all the life of the Mexicans.” Nieto also told news “They were the citizens who have spoken and have done so with absolute clarity by voting for a change in direction.”
Lopez, in turn, told news “There is a legal procedure. We will scrutinize the results district by district. There is information we have that indicates something different than the official results.”
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