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Unelected Mexican leftist claims office

Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swore himself in as Mexico’s “legitimate” president Monday, launching a parallel government he hopes will prevent President-elect Felipe Calderon from governing. The ceremony is the latest chapter in Lopez Obrador’s unsuccessful battle for the presidency. He claims fraud and dirty campaign tactics were responsible for Calderon’s narrow victory in the July 2 vote, and his parallel government could spend the next six years calling for street protests that have already dented the economy and prompted travel warnings from the U.S. Embassy. Full Story

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