July 3, 2006

IS IT JUST ME....:

Mexico conservative creeps toward slim victory (Frank Jack Daniel, 7/03/06, Reuters)

Mexico's conservative presidential candidate Felipe Calderon declared victory on Monday in a bitterly contested election and official returns appeared to show his leftist rival could no longer catch him.

Calderon had a lead of almost 400,000 votes over Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador with returns in from almost 98 percent of polling stations and a senior election official said it was unlikely to change with a recount ordered for later this week.

A Calderon victory would ensure Mexico sticks to the free-market policies of outgoing President Vicente Fox and hold steady as a U.S. ally, bucking a trend of Latin American nations who have turned to the left and away from Washington in recent years.


.,..or because this is Reuters do you assume that headline isn't accidental.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 3, 2006 7:07 PM
Comments

Actually, the editor toned it down: "slim" was originally "slimy".

Posted by: ghostcat at July 3, 2006 7:39 PM

I like the "bucking the trend" line....why does everyone fixate on Chavez and ignore Uribe?

Posted by: Foos at July 3, 2006 9:04 PM

Not everyone, the anti-Americans...

Posted by: oj at July 3, 2006 9:08 PM
« IS ROVE WORKING FOR RUDY NOW? | Main | HE CERTAINLY AUTHORIZED THIS LEAK: »