Mexican Elections

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It's a vote too close to call, with contested ballots and left versus right. It's not Florida, 2000, but Mexico, 2006. With more than 99% of the vote counted, it appears that Harvard-educated Felipe Calder--n, of President Vicente Fox's conservative PAN Party, has won Mexico's cliffhanger presidential election. Supporters of Andr--s Manuel L--pez Orbrador were weeping in the streets and the leftist rival has vowed to challenge the count in court. How will Mexico cope with the aftermath of a bitterly contested election? Will the new president be able to govern effectively? How will the election affect the divide between rich and poor? What will it mean for Mexico's relations with the US? Sara Terry guest hosts. (This segment was broadcast in its entirety earlier today on To the Point.)
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    In southern California, local activists have been contesting the results in the Mexican election, protesting at the Mexican consulates around the state, including in Los Angeles and San Bernardino. Alejandro Cano reports for La Opini--n.
Guest host Sara Terry is an award-winning writer and photographer, Her latest photo-documentary project is Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace.

Partido Acci--n Nacional (National Action Party)

PAN candidate Felipe Calder--n

Partido de la Revoluci--n Democr--tica (Party of Democratic Revolution)

PRD candidate Andr--s Manuel L--pez Orbrador

Partido Nacional Revolucionario (Institutional Revolutionary Party)

PRI candidate Roberto Madrazo Pintado

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton