At least 20 percent of voters still undecided in Mexico's election

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by ANGELA KOCHERGA / KVUE News

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Posted on June 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 2 at 11:30 AM

MEXICO CITY -- Voters in Mexico will elect a new president Sunday. There are three major candidates, but still plenty of undecided voters. In Mexico City many voters heading to the polls are not happy with the choices.

Ahead of the presidential election, students set up camp at Mexico City's monument to the revolution. Luisa Ortiz Perez studies social movements and social media. The 132 movement spread through social media to the streets to counter what students view as biased news coverage in favor of the front runner Enrique Pena Nieto.  

"The messages very clear," Perez said. "Everybody wants change. Everybody wants to be able to decide freely. People love their country. This is a very peaceful movement."

The movement may be peaceful, but an effigy of Pena Nieto took a beating. The PRI candidate enjoys a double digit lead over this two challengers: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the PRD and Josefina Vasquez Mota of the PAN party.

Many in Mexico don't seem to like any of the choices. Polls show at least 20 percent of voters remain undecided.

On the eve of the election, a prayer group gathered in the shadow of the Angel of Independence in Mexico City.

"We are praying for the best president or presidenta," Maricarmen Padilla said. "We are just looking for the best for Mexico."

A thought no doubt voters shared across Mexico as they head to the polls.

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