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Court to rule on Mexican election results

Sept. 4, 2006 at 2:00 PM

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Mexican judicial officials said Monday they would convene this week to rule on the outcome of the highly contested presidential race.

The electoral court is scheduled to announce Tuesday the official outcome of the July election, El Universal reported.

Judges are expected to confirm that center-right candidate Felipe Calderon defeated leftist former Mexico Mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador by a slim margin.

Obrador however has contested the results led several days of protests in the capital of Mexico City against the results alleging widespread fraud and promised to create a parallel government.

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