Presidential elections in Mexico
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Presidential elections in Mexico
Mexican presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador from the Good for Everyone Alliance casts his ballot at a polling station in Mexico City. (EPA)
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Mexican presidential hopeful Felipe Calderon from the National Action Party (PAN) casts his ballot at a polling station in Mexico City. (EPA)
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Mexican candidate Patricia Mercado from the Social Democratic and Rural Alternative Party casts her ballot at a polling station in Mexico City. (EPA)
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Mexican presidential hopeful Roberto Madrazo Pintado from the Alliance for Mexico casts his ballot at a polling station in Villahermosa city in Tabasco. (EPA)
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Long lines of voters assisted their respective voting centers. (Javier Manzano / LAT)
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Atenco, Mexico. State police commander Jose Flores Moreno makes a video tape record of the curbside polling place before it opened. Voters wait impatiently in the background. Extraordinary safeguards were taken nationwide in hopes of having a fair presidential election. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
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San Juana Martinez Garza of San Nicolas de los Garza, Nuevo Leon shows her voter registration card and her thumb after casting her vote in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. Nuevo Laredo hosted two general voting sites for Mexicans who reside outside Mexico and for Mexicans who were not in their home towns to cast their ballots in the country’s national elections. (AP)
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A nun casts her ballot during the general elections. (AFP / Getty Images)
July 2, 2006
Mexican voters who reside outside the country or that were away from their hometowns for Mexico’s national elections wait in line to cast their vote at the Plaza Hidalgo in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. (AP)
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Atenco, Mexico. One of about 30 protestors spill fake blood in the town plaza in a noisy but peaceful march to denounce today’s presidential elections. The town suffered through a bloody police operation in May to take it back from the Front In Defense of the Land, a group calling for independence from Mexico. (Don Bartletti / LAT)
July 2, 2006
A man holds up a machete during a march on election day in Mexico City, Mexico on Sunday July 2, 2006. Thousands marched led by Zapatista rebel leader Sub Comandante Marcos in demand of justice for human rights abuses and to criticize the current political system. (AP)
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Zapatista rebels of the so called “Other Campaign” burn voter registration cards and other materials during their protest in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico. (EPA)
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General view of the press room of the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) during the Mexican general elections in Mexico City. (AFP / Getty Images)
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A mother holds her son as he casts her vote during presidential elections in Oaxaca, in southern Mexico. (AP)
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The Mexican novelist and writer, Elena Poniatowska (left) with her daughter Paula Haro (right) at the Colonia San Angel to cast their votes. Poniatowska was recently the focus of a heated media attack (believed to be backed by the PAN party) for openly supporting Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (PRD presidential candidate). She is the author of “La Noche de Tlatelolco (The night of Tlatelolco),” a book recounting the massacres of student activists in 1968, in the plaza of Tlatelolco. (Javier Manzano / LAT)
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A Tzotzil indigenous woman casts her vote during presidential elections in Zinacantan, in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas. (AP)
July 2, 2006
A boy peeks from inside a voting booth at a polling station in Mexico City. The signs read “Your vote is free and secret.” (AP)
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Ramiro Garcia of Sonora waited 5 hours before voting in Mexico City. Garcia was one of the lucky ones, hundreds were turned away when the voting station next door to the Federal Electorial Institute ran out of ballots and according to a law, were not allowed to get more for the people still waiting to vote. (Sarah Meghan Lee / For The times)
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Adriana Andrade holds up the number she was given to vote after being told she had waited in line for 6 hours for nothing. The voting station ran out of ballots and Andrade and hundreds of others were unable to vote in Mexico City. (Sarah Meghan Lee / For The Times)
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A crowd gathers outside a voting station next to the Federal Electorial Institute in Mexico City after people who were waiting in line for hours to vote were told there were no more ballots. (Sarah Meghan Lee / For The Times)
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An electoral official empties a ballot box after the closing of the voting during presidential elections in Zinacantan, in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas. (AP)
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