With 99.2 percent of ballots officially counted, Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday was declared the winner of Mexico's presidential election, officials said.
UPI Almanac for Friday, July 6, 2012.
More than half of the ballot boxes from the Mexican presidential election will be recounted by hand, an election official said Wednesday.
Leftist Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he is seeking a recount of Sunday's election.
Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president-elect, pledged Monday to foster economic growth, create jobs, ease poverty and fight drug trafficking and violence.
Polls opened in Mexico Sunday for a presidential election that polls suggest could see an end to 12 years of conservative rule.
Students and other young people in Mexico appear to have become engaged in the presidential race through Twitter and other social media, experts say.
Mexico's three top candidates for president are cranking up their energy this week as the country goes to the polls July 1, officials said.
Candidates in Mexico's upcoming presidential election say they want to stop the violent drug war but analysts say no one is offering a new strategy.
Mexico's ruling party chose Josefina Vazquez Mota -- the first female nominated by a major party -- to lead the ticket in the presidential elections in July.