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  Calderón is Legitimate President, Say Mexicans
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Last EditedRalphie  Dec 06, 2006 11:51am
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News DateSunday, December 3, 2006 05:50:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionMany adults in Mexico believe there is no controversy over the authority of their new head of state, according to a poll by Ulises Beltrán y Asociados published in La Crónica de Hoy. 82 per cent of respondents think Felipe Calderón is the Latin American country’s legitimate president.

At midnight on Dec. 1, Calderón and outgoing head of state Vicente Fox appeared together inside the presidential residence. In an unprecedented act, a voice declared Calderón as the new head of state, as Fox gave the presidential sash to a military cadet, who then presented it to Calderón.

Later in the day, Calderón appeared before Congress, where he recited the presidential oath, surrounded by fellow PAN members. In his first speech as president, Calderón discussed his social policies, saying, "Reducing extreme poverty is one of the priorities of my government, and both society as a whole and the authorities must do more to help those who need it most."
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