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Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) shows his ink-stained thumbs after he cast his vote during general elections in Atlacomulco, Mexico, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Mexico PRI presidential candidate Pena Nieto leads with about 40 percent of the vote, according to first exit polls. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Pena Nieto declared winner in Mexico

Mexico's highest electoral authority declared Friday, August 31, that Enrique Pena Nieto

was the legitimate winner of the July 1 presidential election, formally

opening the transition to a new government despite continuing claims of

fraud by the left's second-place finisher.