Mexicans Protest Nieto’s Election

    Demonstrators shout slogans as they gather at the Zocalo Plaza in Mexico City, Saturday, July 7, 2012. Tens of thousands marched in rejection of the final count in the presidential election showing former ruling party candidate Enrique Pena Nieto as the victor. They believe the PRI engaged in vote-buying that illegally tilted millions of votes. PRI officials deny the charge. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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    Mexican voters took to the streets of Mexico City on Saturday to protest the presumed victory of PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto in the country’s presidential election. “Peña, how much did it cost to become president?” read some signs as students and other demonstrators—50,000 of them by official estimates—alleged that the 45-year-old Peña Nieto had bought the election through ballot rigging and deception. “The fraud was carried out before [the election], buying votes, tricking the people,” said Gabriel Petatan Garcia, a student. Peña Nieto won 38.21 percent of the vote, which will be finalized in September.

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