Mexican Election Declared for Conservative
San Francisco Bay Area
11 Sep 2006 01:39 GMT
The Federal Electoral Tribunal, the ultimate arbiter in the Mexican system to decide the validity of an election, ruled against Andres Manuel López Obrador and his army of supporters on September 5, and declared the conservative Felipe Calderón the new President of Mexico. The Tribunal took a very conservative position when they said the PRD, López Obrador's party, had to prove to them that the vote was fraudulent, rather than the Tribunal's undertaking its own investigation. Observers say the PRD's movement and the President are on a collision course.