In a preliminary decision, Mexico's electoral court says Felipe Calderon won Mexico's July 2 presidential election. The court's seven judges still must to vote on the draft decision, but it is widely expected to confirm Calderon's victory over leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador:
The draft, drawn up by two of the seven magistrates, said Calderon had a winning margin of almost 234,000 votes.
That is around 10,000 votes less than the original margin of victory and follows recounts at around 9 percent of polling stations and the annulment of some ballot boxes.
Obrador has no intention of accepting the election result. His supporters have blockaded central Mexico City for the past month. Obrador says he will never recognize Calderon as president and has vowed to set up a parallel government.
This leftist sore loser stuff is evolving into a governmental Mexican standoff.