Josefina Vazquez Mota of the currently ruling center-right National Action Party (PAN) earned 25.4 percent and Gabriel Quadri de la Torre of the New Alliance ended up with 2 percent.
Tim Johnson of McClatchy has a good write up.
President Felipe Calderon, whose PAN lost badly in Sunday’s vote after 12 years of rule, promised an “orderly, transparent and efficient” transition.
Many Mexicans voted in a sour mood over drug-war violence and an economy only recently gaining steam. They were ready to give a new chance to a party that ruled from 1929 until 2000, casting aside concerns over its autocratic past....
Many Mexicans feel frustration at the past 12 years of rule by the National Action Party, which failed to usher in wholesale reforms of a PRI-designed political system....
“At the end, the lasting impression is of enormous wasted opportunity,” Jorge Zepeda Patterson, a political scientist and columnist, wrote in the El Universal newspaper Sunday.
Pena Nieto (is) a boyish-looking 45-year-old married to a television soap opera star. The one-time margin of some 30 percent that Pena Nieto held over his rivals a year ago diminished sharply during the three-month formal campaign. But the candidate, handsome and genial, drew swoons on the campaign trail, with women clasping at his forearms at campaign rallies, leaving red welts.So there you have it. We will have to wait an see what happens. How will Oaxaca fare under this new administration? Outgoing president Calderon kept an eye on the place and helped out financially after former governor Ulises raided the treasury.
Then there is this from the LA Times
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the veteran leftist leader in second place in Mexico's presidential election, says he will wait for a final vote count before deciding whether to concede.Incidentally, Oaxaca, the state, went big time for AMLO with 43.5% of the votes, one of the few states that did.
He announced that he would not concede defeat on election night in Mexico. For many, it was an instant flashback to 2006, the last presidential election in which Lopez Obrador refused to accept defeat, declaring fraud and sparking a series of protests that paralyzed Mexico City.