Hundreds of Thousands Rally to Support Obrador

PRD candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador drew hundreds of thousands of supporters to the Mexico City zocalo for the final speech of his campaign. My sainted mother was in the city at the time and sent the photos you’ll see below. She thinks Obrador actually has a chance of winning this Sunday’s presidential election.

The PRD, Mexico’s most prominent left wing party, has never won a presidential election, and most analysts are betting on PRI candidate Enrique Peña Nieto. But given the drama of the 2006 presidential election (when Obrador lost by a tiny margin to the right wing  PAN candidate Felipe Calderon and Obrador supporters called for a recount) a PRD win is an actual possibility.

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  1. -El Codo- says:

    I learned something about Mexican election polls a long time ago: Don’t bet your bottom peso on them. Obrador is not going to lose by anywhere near the percentage points given by the pundits. My dream is that a hotly contested, really close 3-way race is going to serve as a Chilango wake-up call that it is no longer “Politics As usual” in México.