Sunday, July 09, 2006

Democracy Means Accepting Fair Election Results

You really have to hand it to left wingers. They are entitled to be in government even when the voters reject them. 100,000 people gathered in Mexico City to protest the results of the presidential election in Mexico. This despite the fact that a recount showed a conservative candidate, Felipe Calderon won by approximately 244,000 votes, or 0.6% of the vote in an election that European observers found to be fair. Yes, this is a close election, but I wonder how much does a left wing party need to lose by before they can admit defeat? Maybe we will find out in the American elections this fall.

I really can't claim to be an expert on Mexican politics. I'm sure that inequality and adjusting to the competition from American companies as NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) has come into effect are very difficult issues, but according to Lifesite.Net, he attends daily mass and is pro-life. He also managed to convince Mexicans that he was the right man for the job, even though he was considered a long shot. It's time the left wingers in Mexico, choose to respect democracy and admit defeat.

One final thought, isn't there something like 12 million people living in Mexico City. Shouldn't a serious left wing protest there have a lot more than 100,000 people?

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