Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate for the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), speaks during a news conference with the media and supporters at a hotel in Mexico City July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Henry Romero
Mexican leftist asking for presidential recount
Posted : Tuesday, 03 July 2012 04:18PM
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he would ask the country's election authorities to recount the votes from Sunday's contest, which showed him about 6.5 percentage points behind the winner.
Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party won the election, the results showed.
(Reporting By Lizbeth Diaz)
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