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Violence, boycotts loom on eve of Mexico's elections

Violence, boycotts loom on eve of Mexico's elections

On the eve of nationwide elections in Mexico, demonstrators have laid siege to election board offices, torched ballots and vowed to otherwise disrupt voting as public anger at the government and the political establishment boils over. A movement is also afoot among some Mexicans to boycott the vote or deliberately invalidate ballots cast in Sunday's midterm elections, which will choose nine state governors, 16 state legislatures, 500 members of the federal Congress and 887 mayors. Paradoxically, the protests will probably only benefit the party that many demonstrators seek to punish: the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, of President Enrique Peña Nieto, as...

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