Thursday, July 12, 2012

Today’s Video: Manifestations in Mexico

Opposition continues in Mexico against Enrique Peña Nieto’s apparent presidential election victory.

Leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador launched a legal challenge to the election and alleged that the Peña Nieto campaign "purchased" millions of votes throughout the country. Meanwhile, the head of the conservative National Action Party highlighted that there were "strong questions about the way millions of votes were obtained."

Several sectors of civil society have also expressed their discontent with the possible return of the old guard Institutional Revolutionary Party to the presidency. One of the most vocal contingents is the student-based Yo Soy 132 movement that has held protests opposed to Peña Nieto and the supposed media collusion with his campaign.

In the below video an estimated 20,000 people took to the streets of Guadalajara this week to demonstrate against the "imposition" of Peña Nieto as Mexico's next president:

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