Leftist Candidate Demands Recount

    Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), left, speaks to supporters accompanied by his wife Angelica Rivera at the party's headquarters in Mexico City, early Monday, July 2, 2012. Mexico's old guard sailed back into power after a 12-year hiatus Sunday as the official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Pena Nieto, whose party was long accused of ruling the country through corruption and patronage. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

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    Mexico’s leftist party leader on Tuesday called for a recount in the country’s presidential election after Enrique Peña Nieto declared himself the winner on Monday. Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leader of the Party of the Democratic Revolution, said Sunday’s vote had been “plagued by irregularities.” The Federal Election Institute says it expects the final results on Sunday, after counting votes at all 143,000 polling stations. Meanwhile, a top aide to presumptive president-elect Peña Nieto said Nieto plans on doubling security spending to around 2 percent of GDP to fight the drug wars, rampant crime, and transborder security.

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