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Mexico: Mass protest against electoral fraud acquires insurrectionary proportions

Mexico is roaring like a lion. The country is in revolt like it has never been since the revolutionary peasant's war of Pancho Villa and Emiliana Zapato almost 100 years ago. The electoral fraud of July 2 to the detriment of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) is creating an unprecedented and deep social impact. This is not a mere constitutional crisis.

1.5 million people march in Mexico against electoral fraud

One and a half million people, according to the organisers, marched on Sunday, 16 July to protest against electoral fraud in the Mexican presidential elections of 2 July. This was the culmination of a national march called by PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), demanding a full recount, "vote by vote, polling station by polling station".

Mexican Elections -- Protest Stephen Harper's recognition of Calderon

The situation in Mexico is approaching a critical point. As hundreds of thousands of people take to the streets to protest the results of the recent election, leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has now laid formal charges of electoral fraud against the Mexican state. While the bourgeois media, both in Mexico and internationally, tries to denounce the claims of fraud, the evidence against the State continues to pile up.

To defeat electoral fraud in Mexico -- call a general strike!

As you are already aware, massive electoral fraud has taken place in Mexico to prevent the PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) from becoming president. The blatant fraud has already been well documented elsewhere (see for instance Narco News). It is clear that the Mexican ruling class, and that of the US, were very worried, not so much about Lopez Obrador himself, but rather about the mass movement of the workers and peasants that his victory could unleash.

Lopez Obrador challenges Mexican election results

The stage is set for a massive confrontation between the classes in Mexico. In front of more than half a million supporters, PRD presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has formally challenged the July 2 election results, charging fraud and citing other irregularities with the electoral process.