Mexican election winners say runner-up used illegal funds




 
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July 24th, 2012  
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Topic: Mexican election winners say runner-up used illegal funds


MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, winner of the July 1 presidential election, on Monday accused the leftist runner-up of exceeding spending limits and using illegal funds to finance his bid. The allegations were a tit-for-tat exchange after leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador challenged the 3.3 million-vote victory by the PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto. Lopez Obrador alleges the PRI resorted to money laundering and vote-buying to win. PRI officials fired back on Monday, saying Lopez Obrador's campaign spent 1.2 billion pesos ($88. ...




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