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Rivals declare victory in Mexican election

Two bitter rivals declared themselves winners of Mexico’s extraordinarily close presidential race despite election officials saying official results wouldn’t be ready for days — sparking cries of fraud from supporters and fears of violence. The candidates — a conservative bureaucrat and a leftist — were separated by fewer than 300,000 votes with more than 30 million counted in a preliminary tally by electoral officials. Felipe Calderon had 37.1 percent to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s 36.1 percent, according to results from 80 percent of polling places. Full Story

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