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Campaign’s Final Days

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Felipe Calderon greets supporters in Zacatecas. A year ago, nobody outside his National Action Party considered him a presidential contender, but he is now in a neck-and-neck race. (Dario Lopez-Mills / AP)
Campaign Stop
Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gets a kiss in Izamal, Mexico. (Israel Leal / AP)
Candidate of Change
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s reforms would be the most ambitious in Mexico in decades. (Luis Acosta AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador watch his televised debate with conservative Felipe Calderon at Mexico City’s Zocalo, or central square. (Eduardo Verdugo / AP)
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Felipe Calderon, Mexican presidential candidate for the center-right National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional) works the crowd upon arriving at a campaign rally on Thursday, June 22, 2006 in Ensenada, Mexico. The rally was Calderon’s closing event in the state of Baja California. (David Maung / AP)
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Felipe Calderon, Mexican presidential candidate for the center-right National Action Party (Partido Accion Nacional) waves to a group of people onstage during a campaign rally on Thursday, June 22, 2006 in Ensenada, Mexico. (David Maung / AP)
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Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a rally Friday, June 23, 2006, in Colima City, Mexico. (Guillermo Arias / AP)
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Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador greet supporters at the end of a rally Friday, June 23, 2006, in Colima City, Mexico. (Guillermo Arias / AP)
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Marta Escamilla holds a sign that reads “fools are the ones that believe that the people is fool” as she waits to see Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador before a rally Friday, June 23, 2006, in Colima City, Mexico. (Guillermo Arias / AP)
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Mexican presidential candidate Felipe Calderon, of the National Action Party (PAN) waves to the crowd during a rally in Cuernavaca, Mexico, Tuesday, June 27, 2006. (AP)
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Felipe Calderon, presidential candidate for Mexico’s National Action Party, waves to supporters during a rally in Tepeji del Rio, Hidalgo state, Mexico, June 26, 2006. (AP)
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Mexican presidential hopeful Roberto Madrazo, left, of the long-dominant Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), greets supporters June 27, 2006, during his visit to Mexico City, Mexico. The latest polls show center-left hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and conservative Felipe Calderon in a virtual tie going into next Sunday’s voting, with Madrazo trailing both. (EPA)
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Mexico’s Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives a thumbs-up to supporters during a rally June 26 2006, in Morelia City, Mexico. Candidates are on the last phase of their campaigns ending with the elections taking place on July 2. (AP)
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Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the leftist Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) gives a speech during a rally at the “Benito Juarez Monument” in Mexico City on June 27, 2006. (AFP)
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