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Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate for the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), accompanied by his wife Angelica Rivera, flashes his election ink-stained thumbs after he cast his vote in the general election in Atlacomulco, Mexico, Sunday, July 1, 2012. According to polls, the PRI, holds a sizeable lead in these elections, after being kicked out of the top office by voters 12 years ago. At right is Pena Nieto's wife, Angelica Rivera. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

Pena Nieto declared winner in Mexico

September 1, 2012

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.