'Leftist candidate' has lead in tight Mexican presidential race
A voter drops her ballot into a polling box at Zachila, in the Mexico's state of Oaxaca, Sunday, July 2, 2006. AP Photo/Israel Leal via Yahoo News.
Polls indicate that conservative Felipe Calderon, 43, of Fox's National Action Party, and leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 52, a former Mexico City mayor from the Democratic Revolution Party are locked in a tight race. The Institutional Revolutionary Party's Roberto Madrazo was running a distant third further highlighting the downfall of the party that led Mexico for 71 years.
An announcement of the winner may come only a few hours after the polls close at 9 p.m. EDT.