Monday, July 31, 2006

Hasta La Recount, Baby!

There's trouble brewing in Mexico. Remember Mexico, the country recently shrouded in turmoil over immigration law, and more recently, loud cries of election fraud?

In the recent attention to the war(s) in the Mideast, there has been less attention to news coverage of our neighbor to the south.

Here's a synopsis. The PRI, party of Vicente Fox, is out. Mexico recently held a close election, as close as the one we had a few years ago when Bush stole it from Gore.

And in a deja vu experience, once again it was the leftist, or liberal party left out in the cold, by an allegedly slim margin. No mas!!

The liberal forces, led by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador have come up to fight for their election rights against the winning candidate, Felipe Calderon of the conservative ruling National Action Party, Calderon said yesterday that elections are won at the ballot box and not on the streets. Coincidence? How did Bush win? Because there sure was no demonstrating in the streets here, just a Hush! Hush! Let’s keep it civil and not make waves approach.

But Obrador has spoken up for the people! He has approximately 200,000 voters by some estimates rallying in the streets of Mexico City. They have closed off the business district, shut down traffic, and are demanding a recount! This is Lopez Obrador's third mass protest following the July 2 election in which he lost by 244,000 votes with more than 41 million cast.

Tapes have allegedly surfaced showing ballot boxes being tampered with by election workers favorable to Calderon. Is there a revolution in progress just beneath our noses?


At 10:35 AM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

Well good for them! We all sat and pouted after we watched two of our elections that smelled rather fishy. At least they are not going down with their thumbs in their mouth.

At 11:44 AM, Blogger Grish said...

Cool. Good for them...

At 2:10 PM, Blogger Lorraine said...


At 3:32 PM, Blogger betmo said...

viva la revolucion! i sincerely hope so. i hope that they won't let this happen to them. we already have a conservative government in canada. keep your fingers crossed.

At 4:31 PM, Blogger glenda said...

Here's the problem when the revolution comes in in Mexico, because I think the political climate has been ripe for over 10 yeas for revolution.

Where do you think the war-torn civilians will come? Right to the border, by the thousands and thousands and thousands. Then what???

At 8:40 PM, Blogger The Lone Beader said...

What do you think we'll do, Glenda? We'll reward them by giving the citizenship:(

At 9:14 PM, Blogger Frederick said...

Lets hope...

At 12:12 AM, Anonymous celticfire said...

All the talk of revolution...I love it!

At 3:42 AM, Blogger No said...

I'm hearing the song by the Beatles in my head...

At 6:26 AM, Blogger glenda said...

Yes, another big mess with millions more suffering in a world that is straining to sustain itself. Great.
and the optimistic, altruistic part of me does hope that the people of this country will never lose their willingness to keep giving to those suffering in the world from circumstances beyond their control. For there by the grace of god, go you and I.

At 7:47 AM, Blogger Changeseeker said...

Repression of non-violent change makes violent change inevitable. (Paraphrased quote--by Kennedy?)

At 11:04 AM, Blogger eProf2 said...

An interesting post. However, I must point out that President Fox is a member of the PAN (pro-business, right of center party) and that Obrador is the leader of the Democratic Revolutionary Party (PRD), a left of center party made up mostly of former PRI and Social Democratic party of Cuauhtemoc Cardenas of the 1980's. With a federal system and without an electoral college, a recount is entirely possible and the Federal Electoral Institute can order one between now and December 1st. I think the FEI is simply playing for time with the hope of Obredor giving up the fight. We'll see.

At 8:45 AM, Blogger podvizhnik said...

Interesting. Liberals 'win' elections, conservatives 'steal' them. I guess the reason it's not kosher to revisit the matter of Chicago in the 1960 election that put Kennedy in the White House is that he's considered a liberal saint. Never mind that he was, in life, a tax-cutting, pro-military, anti-Communist, i.e., a conservative by today's measurements.

Fortunately, Mexico's electoral system has pretty high grades for honesty and transparency. As the previous writer noted, we will see what the FEI does about it.

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