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Mexican Election Court Rules Against Full Recount in Presidential Election


Mexico's top electoral court has rejected a request for a full recount of the country's July second presidential election.

The tribunal's seven judges met Saturday to consider allegations of fraud filed by lawyers for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who narrowly lost the election to Felipe Calderon.

Lopez Obrador had repeatedly called for a vote-by-vote recount of all 41 million votes cast in the election. His supporters staged street protests in Mexico City, causing major traffic blockages in the capital.

The nation's top electoral court has until September 6 to rule on the challenges and officially announce the winner of the election.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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