Mexico ruling party candidate files for presidency

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Posted: Mar 17, 2012 4:04 PM
Mexico ruling party candidate files for presidency

The candidate for Mexico's governing party had added a little extra in registering for the July 1 presidential election.

Josefina Vazquez Mota presented a test showing her drug-free as she presented documents needed to make her the official candidate of the National Action Party. She says she also presented a lie detector test Saturday showing she has no ties to organized crime.

Vasquez Mota is the first woman ever nominated for the presidency by a major Mexican political party.

Most polls show her second among the three principal candidates.