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Mexico's Presidential Election

Mexicans went to the polls yesterday to choose a new president. The official preliminary vote count handed a victory to Enrique Pena Nieto. A win for the former governor of the state of Mexico marks a return to power for the Institutional Revolutionary Party. Known as the PRI, it controlled Mexico's presidency for more than 70 years until the election of Vicente Fox in 2000. Some fear the PRI’s re-emergence will bring a return of corruption and patronage to national politics. Issues facing the new president include a continuing drug war and sputtering economy. Diane and her guests discuss the outcome of the Mexico presidential election.

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