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Mexico confirms Pena Nieto's victory in presidential election

07-07-2012 00:54 BJT

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Mexican officials have confirmed Enrique Pena Nieto’s victory in last Sunday’s presidential election.

According to the final count results, Nieto, the Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate, gained 38 percent of the votes against 31 per cent for his closest rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the center-left Progressive Movement.

Josefina Vazquez Mota, polled 25 percent to finish the third. A fourth candidate, Gabriel Quadri de la Torre gained just 2 percent. Nieto declared victory late Sunday after a preliminary "quick count". The other candidates, with the exception of Obrador, conceded defeat.

Presidential candidate Enrique Pena Nieto waves to supporters at his party's
headquarters in Mexico City, early Monday, July 2, 2012.

Supporters of Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Revolutionary
Institutional Party (PRI) celebrate at party headquarters as exit polls begin to
come in for general elections in Mexico City, Mexico, Sunday, July 1, 2012.

Editor:Wang Chuhan |Source: CNTV.CN

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