a.m. Mexico City Time July
Fox Wins Mexican
in Mexico City
What does this
mean for drug policy in América?
See analysis below
But first, the
people's voice from below:
The Narco News Bulletin
of our country is América"
Obrador in D.F.
Mexican Left Wins
Key Districts in Guerrero, Oaxaca, Tabasco and Michoacán
holds Mexico City
Firm in the Fight!"
standard-bearer of the Mexican Left ended his election-night
speech at 10:35 p.m. Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas said:
know why we fight. This is a struggle for sovereignty and for
our petroleum. A struggle for peace in Chiapas and against corruption.
A struggle for public education. This is a struggle to restore
México and it's people. The struggle is long. But we go
forward. We will continue until we reach victory."
News analysis of the campaign's winner:
does a Fox victory mean for the drug issue?
authorities, President Ernesto Zedillo, and opposing candidates
now concede victory to Vicente Fox, of the conservative PAN party,
as the president-elect of Mexico.
does this mean for drug policy? Fox will be torn between his
opposition supporters -- like drug legalization advocate Jorge
Castañeda -- and his wide support in the United States
Republican party, especially the Texas-Bush-petroleum industry
wing, who have other motives for promoting drug prohibition --
and its pretext to persecute social movements in oil-rich Mexico,
Colombia and Venezuela.
first signal will come in whether Fox keeps his campaign promise
to respect and enact the San Andrés Peace Agreements with
the Zapatista Army of National Liberation in Chiapas: the one
population in América that has offered a solution -- local
autonomy -- to the drug question (the indigenous zapatistas don't
use or traffic in drugs or alcohol, but favor "home rule"
rather than imposed US-policy).
next president of Mexico will be inaugurated in early December.
Much will be at play.
if one reads our May 2000 story of the month by Michael C. Ruppert
importance of drug money in the United States presidential campaign, and also the Narco
News analysis of money
laundering by the Fox campaign, there is no better way to understand
what is at play tonight in the largest Spanish-speaking country
are the results, now confirmed by officials:
Exit Poll: Fox Projected Winner
of Radio and Television Industry (CIRT) Exit poll results:
by of State Races
Yellow: PRD - Democratic Revolution Party and Alliances
PAN - National Action Party and Alliances
PRI - Instututional Revolutionary Party (in power)
Silver - Combined
vote of smaller parties
Official: Andrés Manuel López Obrador in Mexico
80 % of vote counted
of the Federal District Electoral Institute:
López Obrador: 39.5 %
Creel: 34.2 %
Silva Herzog: 22.78 %
Total Defeat in All Neighborhoods
does that mean for drug policy?
days ago, López Obrador vowed to keep Police Commissioner
Alejandro Gertz Manero (who has called for "a Holland-style
drug policy") and City Prosecutor Samuel del Villar (who
has waged the boldest prosecutions against white-collar drug
corruption in the hemisphere) as part of his administration.
Obrador in Televisa Interview (2:15 a.m. July 3):
Azteca tried to pressure me to fire Del Villar... I repeat my
invitation that he remain prosecutor in my administration."
Exit Poll by Covarrubias-Torres Company:
City (10 percent of national vote in this state)
Andrés Manuel López
Obrador - PRD Alianza por la Ciudad de México - 34%
Santiago Creel Miranda
- PAN - 31%
- PRI - 20%
Others - 4%
(1.2 percent of national vote in this state)
Sergio Estrada Cajigal
- PAN/PVEM - 47%
Juan Salgado Brito - PRI
Raúl Iragorri Montoya
- PRD - 12%
(5 percent of national vote in this state)
Juan Carlos Romero Hicks
- PAN/PVEM - 50%
Juan Ignacio Torres Landa
- PRI - 25%
Miguel Alonso Raya - PRD
Others - 3%
Exit Poll by Mitofsky Company
López Obrador -
Creel - 34%
Silva-Herzog - 22%
Others - 04%
Estrada (PAN) - 57%
Salgado (PRI) - 29%
Iragorri (PRD)- 11%
Others - 03%
Romero (PAN) 58%
Torres Landa (PRI) 32%
Alonso - (PRD) 8%
Otros - (2)%
Governor of Mexico
Projected Winner: Andrés
Lopez Obrador (PRD-Alliance for Mexico)
Governor of Morelos
Projected Winner: Sergio
Governor of Guanajuato
Projected Winner: Juan
Carlos Romero Hicks (PAN)
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