Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Coup D'Etat in Mexico?

I've said it before but it bears repeating, the left is the same the world over. Democracy is acceptable ONLY if it elicits the desired result.

The votes have been counted yet again, but the losing presidential candidate is threatening the peace by failing to recognize the result.
August 30, 2006

A COUP D'ETAT IS BREWING in Mexico. Even as he runs out of legal ways to challenge the July 2 presidential election results, the contest's sore loser, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, is planning to proclaim himself president and establish a parallel "people's government" on the national Day of Independence, Sept. 16.

The defiance by the leftist former mayor of Mexico City comes after a unanimous ruling Monday by the nation's top electoral tribunal, which rejected claims filed by Lopez Obrador's party of massive fraud. Lopez Obrador, who finished second in the balloting, has been waging an increasingly desperate campaign to have the election nullified. The independent panel of seven electoral justices reviewed 9% of polling places where it had reason to suspect error, and it threw out tens of thousands of ballots.

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