So Piña Nieto has been confirmed as the new president of Mexico. Reminds me of that shining moment in US history when the Supreme Court determined who was president. That worked out well.
from the LAHT
The judges found that insufficient evidence was submitted of biased and unequal news coverage in favor of Peña Nieto, particularly by No. 1 TV broadcaster Televisa, even though Britain’s Guardian newspaper published e-mails about a secret unit at the network whose mission was to promote the PRI hopeful.
They also dismissed evidence of deliberate distortion in pre-election polls, use of illegal funding and excessive campaign spending, vote buying and coercion, improper intervention in the election by state governors and other public officials and irregularities on election day....
The final confirmation of the PRI’s victory means that party will return to power in December after a 12-year absence.Some things don't change, I guess. You get what you pay for.
The PRI, which governed Mexico from 1929 to 2000, lost the 2000 presidential election to the PAN and finished third in 2006.
During its 71-year reign, the PRI relied mainly on patronage and control of organized labor and the mass media, though it was not above resorting to outright vote-rigging and even violence.
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