Mexico’s political future is balanced on a knife edge after a presidential election that is still too close to call.
Both leading candidates have declared victory with seemingly just a few hundred thousand votes between them but the official result will not be known until at least Wednesday.
“We will have to wait to know who the winner is,” said one man. “It can only be between Lopez Obrador and Felipe Calderon.”
“The elections were very clean and close. I think Felipe is going to win, he is my golden goose,” said
Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will abide by the final result, causing Mexico’s financial markets to breathe a sigh of relief as it appeared that the risk of political and economic chaos over a disputed election had lessened. Lopez Obrador – a former Mexico City mayor – has pledged to put the country’s poor first if elected.