Partial Recount Ordered in Mexico

    Women cast their votes at a polling station in Ajijic, Jalisco State, Mexico, on election day on July 1, 2012. Polls opened Sunday in Mexico's presidential election, in which voters exhausted by violence seem prepared to bring the PRI, the party that ran the country for seven decades, back to office. Mexican presidents are elected by simple majority for six-year terms and are banned from running for re-election.    AFP PHOTO/Hector GUERRERO        (Photo credit should read HECTOR GUERRERO/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Mexican authorities said on Wednesday that there will be a partial recount in the country’s presidential election after inconsistences were reported in the vote tallies. Leftist leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador has accused president-elect Enrique Peña Nieto of breaking electoral rules, which Peña Nieto has denied. The executive secretary of the Federal Electoral Institute, Edmundo Jacobo, said the recount was “an exercise in openness and transparency.” He said 78,012 of the 143,132 ballots cast will be recounted

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