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National Electoral Institute confirms presidential election results

Mexico City, Mexico — After a national recount of votes ended July 8, the National Electoral Institute confirmed the results of the presidential election, officially reporting numbers to the Electoral Court of the Federal Judicial Branch.

During the session of the General Council, executive secretary Edmundo Jacobo Molina said, “We are certain that the votes have been counted scrupulously and with the greatest transparency in each district of the country.

“When there was need, the electoral packages were opened to recount the votes so that there was no doubt about the citizen’s will expressed in the polls,” he said.

The parties will have four days to present their objections before the court and until September 6 to resolve and declare the validity of the election.

The executive secretary recalled that after the district counts, Andrés Manuel López Obrador had 30,113, 483 votes or 53.19 percent of the national vote.

Ricardo Anaya Cortés of Por México al Frente came in next with 12,610,120 votes or 22.27 percent, while the PRI’s José Antonio Meade Kuribreña won 16.4 percent of the nation’s vote or 9,289,853 counted votes.

Independent candidate Jaime Heliodoro Rodríguez Calderón won only 2,961,732 or 5.23 percent of the votes.