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Felipe Calderon has taken the Oath of Office as President of Mexico after winning the election in July by less than half a percentage point.

MEXICO: Felipe Calderon has taken the Oath of Office as President of Mexico after winning the election in July by less than half a percentage point. The results of that election are still contested by Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the left-leaning Party of the Democratic Revolution candidate.

Obrador held a series of public demonstrations voicing out his dislike of the events that took place, and had tens-of-thousands of supporters backing him up. He has declared himself the legitimate president, and has chosen a shadow cabinet.

Outgoing President Vicente Fox condemned the PRD actions as an embarrassment for Mexico. He mentions that according to recent polls 85% of the people backed Felipe Calderon as the President-elect, and rejected Lopez Obrador as the legitimate president. Lopez Obrador feels he is on a mission to reform Mexico from the inside out, which is why some believe he can't stand the fact he lost.
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Title Annotation:MEXICO
Author:Garcia, Luis
Publication:The Informed Constituent (Albany, NY)
Date:Dec 1, 2006
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