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Mexico begins vote recount

Mexico begins vote recount
Mexico begins vote recount

It was still too soon to say, however, whether Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's lead would hold, according to Reuters.

With 90 percent of tally sheets recounted at 300 district headquarters across the country, former Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had 36 percent, compared with 35 percent for Calderon. The preliminary count completed earlier in the week had Calderon winning by 1 percentage point, the AP reports.

Officials from Calderon's ruling party said Lopez Obrador was only leading because more votes had been recounted in areas where he was strongest, and they insisted the trend would not hold.