Representatives of the Partido Revolucionario Intitucional (PRI) agreed to allow electoral votes cast in this past Sunday’s gubernatorial elections in the state of Veracruz to be opened and counted one by one to confirm that their candidate, Javier Duarte de Ochoa, won the election outright.
Opposition coalition “Viva Veracruz” continues to claim that their candidate, Miguel Angel Yunes Linares, was a victim of electoral fraud and requested the recount. The PRI agreed to the recount on the condition that the losing candidate no longer refer to themselves as the “legitimate governor.”
The PRI was successful in this past Sunday’s elections, sweeping gubernatorial victories across nine of 12 states. With victories in Chihuahua, Quintana Roo, Tlaxcala, Zacatecas and Tamaulipas, the PRI seems to be well represented ahead of the 2012 elections. However, opposition party Partido de la Revolucion Democratica (PRD) has also raised protests over the elections in the city of Juarez. The PRD claims that the PRI purchased votes in its favor. The allegations are currently under investigation.
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