PRI wins in Oaxacan elections as almost 80% abstain from voting

During the night of August 5th at approximately 10 pm, while the votes were being counted that confirmed an Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) sweep of the state legislative elections, three people were taken off the streets of the Zocalo in Oaxaca City by police. Almost 80% of the Oaxacan population abstained from voting, which came as a disappointment for the APPO's "punishment vote" campaign against the PRI. Police presence continues to be extremely heavy in the streets of Oaxaca City.

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