From The Post: Democracy Tested

As Mexico awaits a resolution to its July 2 presidential contest, The Post's Manuel Roig-Franzia reports on how the bitterly disputed election has put Mexico's emerging democracy to the test.

Stoked by ever-more incendiary rhetoric, the capital has tensed since the July 2 presidential balloting...Felipe Calderón, dubbed the "virtual" winner by the Mexican news media, redoubled security after the parked sport-utility vehicle he was sitting in was kicked by protesters screaming obscenities. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the runner-up, has called for "peaceful civil resistance." And there are fears that López Obrador's mostly poor followers could resort to violence if their calls for a full recount fail.

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By washingtonpost.com |  July 25, 2006; 10:42 AM ET  | Category:  From The Post
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