Mexican elections 20060703 @ 01:00hrs

Yesterday at 11pm IFE asked for prudence and -mostly- for silence. Once again, *both* PAN and PRD ignored the authority and jumped the gun to declare themselves the winner. The PAN cited hard -if somewhat uncertain- numbers. The PRD called to defend the vote, and that they will respect the results if the are real and the process was clean, which to me sounds like a poorly veiled threat. PRI -irrelevant as it may seem- is still in sweet denial and define themselves as “Mexico’s most important force for stability”, setting the table to negotiate with whomever comes out on top.
Myself, I will go to bed without the certainity of either a bright or a bleak future for me, my family, my business and my country, even if these elections demonstrate beyond doubt that those discrete black-or-white realities don’t apply to Mexico anymore. Uncertainity is definitely a lot worse.
I guess Paco Calderón says it best.
Now I just hope the rest of the world behaves with more responsibility than the candidates and that the market doesn’t punish us too much.
[tags]Mexico, IFE, PAN, PRD, PRI, Mexican Elections 2006[/tags]

One thought on “Mexican elections 20060703 @ 01:00hrs”

  1. What’s worse is that the uncertainty is likely going to last *weeks*. So far the difference between Calderon and AMLO is of less than 1%. This is going to go not only to the election tribunal, but to the civil court and the senate and every other place…

    (this reminds me of that time when the PRD said they had won in Chiapas and stablished a “goverment in exile”)

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