Candidate Q&As: Calderón and López Obrador

Newsweek's Lally Weymouth  scored interviews with the two fruntrunners, with Q&A's running in The Post's Sunday Outlook section.


Weymouth pulls no punches with either candidate. Here's a taste of her questioning of Calderón:

"The tone of the campaign is nasty. Lopez Obrador said in the debate that your brother-in-law got government contracts when you were energy minister.

"He claimed that I gave my brother-in-law $250 million in contracts when I was energy minister, and [claimed that my brother-in-law] hadn't paid any taxes. That is absolutely false. I didn't give one single contract to my brother-in-law or any of his companies while I was energy minister."

And López Obrador:

"Some say you have an authoritarian streak -- when you were mayor you said that some laws were stupid and did not have to be obeyed.

"I never made such a remark. . . . I opposed corruption. On one occasion, they wanted me to pay an indemnity of $200 million based on forged documents. I refused to pay. And so my enemies said I did not respect the law."

By washingtonpost.com Editors |  June 19, 2006; 12:00 PM ET  | Category:  Campaign Conexión
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