Conservatives Win, Again.

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Jul 06, 2006 5:44 PM

This time, in Mexico.

Conservative presidential candidate Felipe Calderon won a narrow
victory on Thursday in an election that divided Mexico, but his leftist
rival vowed to fight the result in the courts and on the streets.

The
Harvard-educated Calderon was elected with 35.88 percent of the vote
and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a combative left-wing former Mexico
City mayor, trailed close behind on 35.31 percent, final official
results showed.

Lopez Obrador angrily claimed the election last
Sunday was plagued with irregularities and pledged to fight it in
Mexico's electoral tribunal...

Calderon, 43, would be an ally of the United States in Latin America,
where leftists have taken power in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Uruguay
and Venezuela and turned away from Washington.

Publius Pundit has the go-to round-up on the elections, here. Lots of interesting stuff.

And, Ceci Connolly is blogging the results and some of the protests, here.