On the night of the election, Peña Nieto was declared winner with only 5 percent of the votes counted. The rest of the candidates declared him winner; even Calderon declared him winner. Andrés Manuel López Obrador made no comment about the results. The Mexican public was in shock: while international news declared the election was “too close to call,” in Mexican news, Peña Nieto was declared the absolute winner.
The gravest thing about these elections is that the PRI relied on the extreme poverty of underprivileged Mexican citizens in order to win. History has proven that the PRI only produces more poor and uninformed citizens, who sell off their votes for the tiniest of gifts in exchange for their loyalty. It’s an endless cycle that can only be broken with information, education, and a lot of hard work.
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