Accessibility links

Mexican President-Elect Calls for Reconciliation


Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon has called for reconciliation in his first mass victory celebration since his narrow election victory in July.

Mr. Calderon told supporters in an open air bullring in Mexico City Sunday that he will work to create jobs, cut crime and fight poverty.

Meanwhile, opposition candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has agreed to temporarily end a mass protest in downtown Mexico City.

Lopez Obrador called for the halt to allow the army to hold its traditional September 16th military parade through the city center.

He said Sunday that demonstrators, who are protesting alleged election fraud, have nothing against the military.

Lopez Obrador also called for stepped up demonstrations on September 15th when outgoing Mexican President Vicente Fox is due to make an annual address to the nation.

Last week Mexico's top electoral court officially declared Mr. Calderon the winner of the disputed election.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.

XS
SM
MD
LG