Mexico Opposition Leader Forms Party

Associated Press

Opposition leader Cuauhtemoc Cardenas said Friday he will turn his democratic reform movement into a new political party to challenge 60 years of domination by the Institutional Revolutionary Party.

“We are once again on the border of history,” said Cardenas, who stunned the ruling party, known as by its Spanish initials PRI, with his strong showing in the July 6 presidential election. The official tally gave him just over 38% of the vote.

Cardenas said his new Democratic Revolutionary Party will be dedicated to electoral reforms that would assure the nation fair and honest elections open to all political parties.