Enrique Peña Nieto, the leftwing candidate in Mexico’s presidential election was elected as president as the official count confirmed a clear victory for the centrist Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI for its Spanish acronym).
The vote counts showed a clear winner, Enrique Peña nieto won with 38,21 per cent, while his closest rival, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, only had 31,59 per cent. Meanwhile the conservative candidate of National Action Party, Josefina Vazquez Mota, finished her last with 25,41 per cent.
However, Lopez Obrador told the media that the PRI bought votes by handing out pre-paid gift cards valid at Mexico’s Soriana supermarket chain. “We are talking about millions of bought votes,” said Mr Lopez Obrador. PRI denied these claims and the alleged Soriana scandal by saying it was a set-up by Mr Lopez Obrador.
The PRI party informed they will begin legal action against Mr Lopez Obrador’s leftwing movement for their accusations. AV