Mexico votes for a new president

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by ANGELA KOCHERGA / KVUE News

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Posted on July 1, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 1 at 6:01 PM

MEXICO CITY -- At a polling station in Mexico City, voters started lining up early Sunday morning to cast their vote. There are more than 79 million registered voters in the country. More than half of those voters are women. A small percentage are immigrants from the U.S. -- dual citizens who participated in the election.

Peggy Jaramillo who lives in Dallas came to Mexico City with other immigrants to observe the election. She cast an absentee vote by mail for Enrique Pena Nieto of the PRI political party.

"I think it's a new PRI," one woman said. "It's a new PRI with the same people. It's a new image of the same party -- it's marketing," added her friend.

These women casted ballots for the PAN party candidate Josefina Vasquez Mota who, according to the polls before the election, trailed Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the PRD party. Nieto had a double digit lead over both candidates.

If the trend holds, Nieto will return the party that ruled Mexico for 71 years to power. And if the trend holds he will return the party that ruled Mexico for 71 to power.

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