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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Total Vote Recount Called For in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- Mexico's left-wing presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wants every single vote recounted and is threatening to call street protests as he fights an election result giving a razor-thin victory to his conservative rival.

Senior aides to Lopez Obrador, a combative former mayor of Mexico City, said Tuesday that they wanted a recount of Sunday's tight election to include every vote cast, not just the ballot returns reported by polling stations. Lopez Obrador is first taking his challenge to election authorities, but the aides said he could then bring out supporters to back his fight against results that just favor his ruling party rival, Felipe Calderon.

"We have full confidence that if the votes are counted, we will win the election," said Manuel Camacho Solis, the leftist's main political operator.

Mexico now faces two months of legal wrangling over the results of the election.