Mexico front-runner draws crowds
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 11:18a.m.
The front-runner in Mexico's July 1 presidential elections has rallied tens of thousands of supporters at his first mass campaign event in the country's capital, saying he will respect Mexico's democracy and govern for all if elected.
Candidate Enrique Pena Nieto is running for the old Institutional Revolutionary Party, which governed Mexico for 71 years until 2000. His candidacy has sparked protests in the capital, which is governed by the leftist Democratic Revolution Party.
Another anti-Pena Nieto protest filled the city centre Sunday (local time), as thousands marched against what they said would be a return to the authoritarian past.
The candidate struck a conciliatory note at his campaign rally in a crowded soccer stadium, saying he was part of a new generation and wouldn't return to old practices.
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