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Obrador Tackles Electoral Corruption

Obrador Tackles Electoral CorruptionAndres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who lost a highly contentious presidential election to Felipe Calderon last year, toured the southern state of Chiapas recently to advocate for transparent local elections.  Obrador claimed that the buying of votes, mainly in the indigenous communities, is the main obstacle preventing democratic reform in the country. 

Obrador, the candidate of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in the 2006 presidential election, went on to lead a civil movement claiming electoral fraud while challenging the election results. 

See: Mexico Obrador for Clear Local Elections (Prensa Latina)