*Updates Below*It's too close to call with a predicition below.
From the Washington Times:
The standoff will lead to days of political uncertainty until enough votes are counted by the official Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) to declare a clear winner.And from the AP:
But enthusiastic backers of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador honked their car horns and crowded into the capital's main square, where they hoped to hear that Mexico had spurned the conservatives in favor of a champion of the poor.
Across the city, supporters of National Action Party (PAN) candidate Felipe Calderon had been holding their breath to hear if the country was going to join Latin America's shift to the left, or remain on the rocky road to free-trade capitalism.
But IFE head Luis Carlos Ugalde said even after 7,000 polling stations' results had been added up, the race was too close to call and full election results would not be released until Wednesday.
With 9 percent of the vote counted, Calderon had 40 percent of the vote, compared to 35 percent for Lopez Obrador and 19 percent for Madrazo, the Federal Electoral Institute reported.The Blogs:
The WaPo Mexican Election Blog:
At least when Al Gore and George W. Bush argued over who won, they did it in private, over the telephone. But tonight, in a remarkable display of political machismo, the two men who would be Mexico's next president both declared they had in fact won.Gateway Pundit has a great roundup as well.
Including a post from Publius Pundit with a telling photoshop!
Basically it's too close for anybody to call, so I'll make a prediction:
Televiso ran a story arguably sponsoring AMLO on election day, throwing the nation into a prolonged election freeze, riots, and more drug wars in the midst of Madrazo's claims of election fraud and blackmail from AMLO's goons. There's more; the votes from the 10 million Mexicans residing in the U.S. illegally have been confiscated by the National Guard who overstepped their bounds in actually doing something which resulted in the alleged heart attack of a Calderon supporter in Border Control's custody causing the votes to be held for evidence in the ACLU's case vs. the United States Government, where in a press release the ACLU demanded an end to the U.S. practice of torture and discrimination against undocumented workers. In light of this Hugo Chavez has offered to console Mexico with low cost heating oil in July, and Castro felt compelled to offer rice-cookers as a way to show solidarity with the Mexican people.
And the winner is...
Al Gore, he ends up producing a successful documentary about it.
But really it's still too close to call.
Felipe Calderon is in the lead with 36.37% of the vote followed by AMLO with 35.4% of the vote with 97.26% reporting. Masrazo trails with 21.52%. (Azteca via Gateway Pundit)
As for the Senate, the more conservative PAN party is leading gathering 33.92% of the votes.