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Campaign’s Final Days

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)
Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gets a kiss in Izamal, Mexico. (Israel Leal / AP)
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s reforms would be the most ambitious in Mexico in decades. (Luis Acosta AFP/Getty Images)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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