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Bad News in Mexico

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Reuters. Looks like the judges are going to give it to Calderon. I'm not sure what to make of the "slim hope."

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's electoral court rejected some of the left-wing candidate's legal challenges to last month's disputed presidential vote on Monday as it began a long session to rule on his allegations of massive fraud.

The court's seven judges were widely expected to reject most of the fraud claims and confirm the victory of conservative ruling party candidate Felipe Calderon.

In a long statement read out by a court official, the judges quickly dismissed some of the 240 separate complaints lodged by leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

But they did not immediately say whether Calderon's razor-thin victory in the July 2 vote would stand, and it was still possible that they would accept some of Lopez Obrador's allegations.

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