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Protesters bring Mexico City to a crawl
|Contributor||The Oncoming Storm |
|Last Edited||The Oncoming Storm Jul 31, 2006 03:01pm|
|Media||Website - Yahoo News|
|News Date||Monday, July 31, 2006 09:00:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||MEXICO CITY - Supporters of Mexico's leftist presidential candidate brought rush-hour traffic to a crawl Monday, causing the stock market to drop and forcing office workers dressed in business suits and high heels to hike for miles to work. |
The sprawling tent cities in the financial heart of the Mexican capital were another sign that Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his supporters won't accept anything less than victory from the top electoral court.
The tribunal is weighing allegations that fraud gave ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon a slight advantage in the July 2 election. It has until Sept. 6 to declare a president-elect or annul the elections.