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Mexico: Protesters converge on capital

Aug. 6, 2006 at 8:11 PM

MEXCIO CITY, Mexico, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged on Mexico City Sunday in protest the electoral court's ruling against a presidential election recount.

Some of those flooding the Mexican capital threatened to take over the Mexico City airport, El Universal newspaper reported.

Mexico's top electoral court concluded Saturday that leftist former Mexico City Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador lost the election to conservative candidate Felipe Calderon by 243,000 votes out of 41 million cast.

Lopez Obrador led protesters Sunday, urging demonstrators to remain calm.

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