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  Mexicans Tired of Opposition's Election Protests
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Last EditedRalphie  Aug 31, 2006 08:14am
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News DateWednesday, August 30, 2006 02:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMany adults in Mexico are disappointed with the behaviour of the losing party in this year’s presidential election, according to a poll by Reforma. 68 per cent of respondents oppose the civil resistance actions organized by the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) after the ballot.

Mexican voters chose their new president on Jul. 2. On Jul. 6, official results placed National Action Party (PAN) candidate Felipe Calderón as the winner with 35.88 per cent of all cast ballots, followed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the PRD with 35.31 per cent.

On Jul. 10, López Obrador filed a legal challenge to the election result, alleging widespread fraud, and calling for a hand recount of every ballot. Over the past six weeks, López Obrador’s supporters have erected tent camps, blocked access to several Mexico City avenues, taken over toll booths in roads leading to the capital, and clashed with riot police outside the Mexican Congress.

On Aug. 29, Mexico’s Federal Electoral Tribunal (TRIFE) said it had "no reason" to consider the allegations of vote-buying and ballot stuffing made by López Obrador. The PRD candidate expressed disappointment, and said the TRIFE’s decision is "offensive and unacceptable for millions of Mexicans."

Polling Data
Generally speaking, do you support or oppose the civil resistance actions organized by the PRD after the election?

Support 22%
Oppose 68%
Not sure 10%
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