Ousted Mexican Party Poised to Win

    MONTERREY, MEXICO - JUNE 27:  Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), greets supporters during his final campaign rally on June 27, 2012 in Monterrey City in Mexico's state of Nuevo Leon. Pena Nieto leads the polls going into the July 1 presidential election. If he wins, the PRI will return to power twelve years after losing the presidency to the ruling National Action Party (PAN), in 2000. (Photo by Daniel Aguilar/Getty Images)

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    In a surprising reversal of fortunes, Mexican candidate Enrique Peña Nieto and the Institutional Revolutionary Party look primed to return to power in Sunday’s elections. The party was swept from power when the unpopular Vicente Fox was removed in elections more than a decade ago. Now Mexicans say that while the PRI wasn’t always popular, it has proven to be better than the alternative. “The PRI always looked after the people even if their ways were not always right,” 36-year-old factory worker Eduardo Martinez told reporters. “You have to understand this is Mexico,” Martinez said. “They all rob; they all steal. But if Peña can bring more jobs and more security, he will win.”

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