he official vote count in Mexico's presidential election — including a vote-by-vote recount at more than half of polling places — concluded Friday, confirming that Enrique Pena Nieto had in fact won the election, by 6.62 percent. Pena Nieto, "the candidate seeking to return the former autocratric ruling party to power," beat out leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who had refused to concede defeat. Obrador alleged that Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, engaged in vote-buying that illegally tilted millions of votes.
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