Notice of chaos deepened in Mexico City. The confirmation, Monday by the electoral Federal Tribunal (Trife) of the advance of the right-wing candidate, Felipe Calderon, the presidential election of July 2, has been denounced as a "coup" by left rival Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said "Amlo. "The Court has validated the fraud and support offenders who have stolen the election." The seven magistrates are accomplices! ", he launched Monday night his supporters Cliffhanger on the Zocalo, the central square of Mexico City. The judicial branch, which was to rule on some 375 complaints for alleged fraud, cancelled 238.000 voice for all the candidates in total. Which reduced the advance of Felipe Calderon on Amlo 240.000 voice. Less than half a percentage point of difference between the two rivals.
The Trife must formalize these final results and pronounce on the validity of the election of 2 July prior to proclaim, on 6 September at the latest, the name of the elected President, whose leadership is scheduled for December 1. The decision of the tribunal is without appeal and cancellation of the highly improbable vote, the victory of Felipe Calderon, candidate of the PAN (national action party), liberal and conservative, seems so acquired. But Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who had unsuccessfully asked the tribunal to recount all of 41.7 million votes, "bulletin by newsletter, Office by Office," means "ignore the resolution of the Court" and appears more determined than ever to mobilize Street, at the risk of creating in the Mexican capital a real climate of lawlessness, which could spread in other cities.
Widening of inequality
Since 30 July, his supporters blocked several major avenue of the centre, Reforma (the equivalent of the Champs-Elysées), transformed into camping grounds, with concerts and speakers. AMLO himself camped on the Zocalo and harangued the crowd on a daily basis. He announced on 16 September day of the traditional military parade for the celebration of independence of a National Convention to "form a coordination of peaceful civil resistance" and appoint "legitimate President". This disorder may only concern the business community, yet satisfied to see the victory of Felipe Calderon to confirm. The who was Minister of energy of Vicente Fox between 2003 and 2004, should continue the policy of the outgoing President, economic orthodoxy and the recovery of public finances. A policy that allowed the restart of the 5 increase in gross domestic product growth expected this year even if it also deepened the inequality and if 50 of the population still lives in poverty. Many investors are also hoping that the new President will try again to tackle the oil monopoly Pemex and open the energy sector to competition.
But Felipe Calderon risk, like its predecessor, to cope with paralysis of the institutions, because absolute majority in Congress. So with 36 only of votes cast on 2 July, its legitimacy is weak. His followers rely on his political skill to unblock the situation, while all the experts call for institutional reform. For the moment, Felipe Calderon is was and is already quietly negotiating with opposing parties to form the coalition Government that he promised.