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The results of the Mexican general election of July 2, 2006, were controversial and contested. According to Mexico's Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), the initial "Quick Count" was too close to call and when the "Official Count" was complete, Felipe Calderón of the conservative National Action Party (PAN) had won by a difference of 243,934 votes (or 0.58%). The runner-up, Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the left-of-center Alliance for the Good of All (PRD, PT, Convergence), immediately challenged the results and has led massive marches, protests, and acts of civil disobedience in Mexico City. On August 9, while protests continued to expand, a partial recount was undertaken by election officials after being ordered to do so by the country's Federal Electoral Court (TEPJF); the court found "sufficient evidence of reported irregularities at about nine per cent of the polling stations."
Nevertheless, the same court, after having made a partial recount, decided that the election was fair and ruled that Felipe Calderón is President Elect.
More than 800 photographs of the rallies that have been attended by millions of participants
in the past weeks in Mexico City can be seen at the following locations:
[07 30 2006]Third Assembly
[07 16 2006]Second Assembly
[07 08 2006]First Assembly