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Welcome to Mexico Votes 2006, a daily dose of news and analysis on Mexico's hotly contested presidential race.

The July 2 election is the first to be held since 2000, when Vicente Fox's National Action Party (PAN) knocked the long ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) from power for the first time in more than seven decades. While Fox's ascension marked a historic shift in government, many of his campaign pledges of reform - among them a new economy and a major crackdown on crime and corruption - remain unfulfilled. Five candidates are now competing to replace him.

Special correspondent Ceci Connolly, who covered the 2000 Bush-Gore contest for The Washington Post, brings her campaign trail experience to the Mexican political scene. Connolly will blog from Mexico City, offering a daily mix of media commentary, newsmaker interviews, political analysis and campaign tidbits.

Also, check in regularly for on-the-ground coverage by Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post Mexico City Bureau Chief, and special reports from video journalist Christina Pino-Marina.

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Hi, I'm mexican and live in Mexico City. What is happening after 2006 elections is absolutely ridiculous for saying the least. There is no fraud...correction, there is one and only one fraud...Mr. Lopez Obrador is the biggest fraud ever in this country, he is nothing but an esquizofrenic-cookie, and his team are only a frustrated bunch of losers, nothing to do with democracy, just the willing of power like good'ol Mussolini. Calderon has a tough task in front of him, but we, the real normal and working people of Mexico, will provide him with help to achieve results. We do not want another Chavez...we want peace, as any civilized country.

Posted by: Enrique Moreno R. | August 10, 2006 10:27 PM

i like mexico for what it is but the only thing that i dont like is the abusse of power in the politic of Mexico.

Posted by: Ricardo Molina Casellas | August 22, 2006 09:39 AM

I like the president Carmelo money,money. Aja,Aja,Aja.Jean Carlos de A.R.A.E. es el #2 presidente que veo que no tiene balance,camina como kuaki,kuaki.

Posted by: Carmelo Loez de Puerto Rico | August 22, 2006 09:44 AM


...an esquizofrenic-cookie..

..download ccleaner ..and get rid of it...

@ Enrique Moreno R.'s post

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Posted by: md | September 2, 2006 02:43 AM

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