Monday, September 04, 2006

Pinche Fraude - update

On Friday Mexico's out-going Presidente had to abandon his final state of the nation speech when dozens of left-leaning deputies took over the podium in Congress. Fox was forced to scarper to a TV station in order to deliver it on air instead.

It's clear that the state of the nation is bitterly divided, yet tomorrow the Electoral Court of the Mexican Judicial Power (TEPJF) must formally decide which candidate won Mexico's photo-finish presidential election. They are most likely give the nod to the pro-government man with his nariz marginally in front, Felipe Calderon.

Yet in a move vaguely reminiscent of the proclamation of anti-Popes in the Middle Ages, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has spoken of forming a parallel government "from the streets" and, while he's at it, re-drafting the Constitution. (Why didn't Al Gore think of that?!)

It seems likely that the same gang of unruly congressmen will attempt to disrupt Calderon's inauguration which will take place, further radical transformations notwithstanding, on the first of December.

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