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Pena Nieto wins Mexican election

2012-07-02 06:56:55 GMT2012-07-02 14:56:55(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

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)

Enrique Pena Nieto, right, presidential candidate for the Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI) greets supporters after casting his vote during general elections in Atlacomulco, Mexico, Sunday, July 1, 2012. Mexico's more than 79 million voters head to the polls Sunday to elect a president, who serves one six-year term, as well as 500 congressional deputies and 128 senators. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

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)

Women wait at a polling station next to a box reads "the vote is free and secret" in San Bartolome Quialana, outskirts of Oaxaca July 1, 2012. Mexicans began voting for a new president on Sunday with the opposition party that dominated the country for most of the past century poised for a comeback after the ruling conservatives failed to provide strong growth or halt a brutal drugs war. REUTERS/Jorge Luis Plata

Enrique Pena Nieto, presidential candidate of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), greets supporters after casting his vote in Atlacomulco July 1, 2012. Mexicans began voting for a new president on Sunday with the opposition party that dominated the country for most of the past century poised for a comeback after the ruling conservatives failed to provide strong growth or halt a brutal drugs war. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Mexican opposition candidate Enrique Pena Nieto's campaign team claimed victory in the country's presidential election on Sunday, July 1, after exit polls showed him winning by a comfortable margin.

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