Tuesday, March 14, 2006


A recent survey commissioned by Mexican newspaper El Universal shows leftist Luis Manuel Lopez Obrador with a 10 point lead over his two contenders, Ernesto Calderon from ruling party PAN and Roberto Madrazo from Partido Revolutionario Institucional (PRI).

These are the numbers:

- Andrés Manuel López Obrador (PRD): 42%
- Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (PAN): 32%
- Roberto Madrazo Pintado (PRI): 24%

And this is how the candidates reacted:

Lopez Obrador said it would be it very difficult for other candidates to reach him. Madrazo pointed out that the only day that counts is election day. A representative from Calderon´s party said he is sure
things will change from here to July.

Lopez Obrador´s victory would further shift the regional political balance to the left. Mexico is by far the largest Latin America economy. Election day is 02 July.


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