The Official Results

The Associated Press reported the official results in Mexico's disputed presidential race. This is the final count announced by the Federal Electoral Institute. The results can be appealed to Mexico's federal electoral court.

Felipe Calderón, National Action Party: 15,000,284 votes, or 35.89 percent

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Democratic Revolution Party: 14,756,350 votes, or 35.31 percent

Roberto Madrazo, Institutional Revolutionary Party: 9,301,441 votes, or 22.26 percent

Patricia Mercado, of the Social-Democratic and Rural Alternative Party: 1,127,963 votes, or 2.7 percent

Roberto Campa, of the New Alliance Party: 401,804 votes, or 0.96 percent

Write-in candidates: 297,989 votes, or 0.71 percent

Invalid votes: 904,604

Valid votes: 40,886,718

By washingtonpost.com |  July 7, 2006; 10:05 AM ET  | Category:  Campaign Conexión
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I feel that the close race in Mexico just proves that the polarization in all democracies runs deeply with no solution in sight! The days of "agree to disagree" with the solidarity of the nation first and foremeost in importance is eroding. Stricter rules against crooked high up authority officials that have been voted into power will do no good; the culprits have to vote on them and approve them.
It's a sad commentary, but I (along with others) have no trust in our national leaders all the way down to our elected county commissioners! Thank You, Gayle Hamblin, Pensacola, FL

Posted by: Gayle Hamblin | July 7, 2006 10:53 AM

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