Mexico's Election Faces Disruption...

Radical teachers and relatives of Mexico’s disappeared have vowed to disrupt voting in the country’s coming national election on Sunday, towards the end of an electoral campaign that has been marked by the murders of candidates amid serious questions about fairness and legitimacy. Lorenzo Córdova , the head of the national electoral authorities, told international observers. “We are ready to install and operate all the polling stations.” They are in Mexico to monitor the election that will elect all new members of the lower house of congress, as well as nine new governors and hundreds of new mayors. “But if the conditions put the physical integrity of our staff, or the voters, in danger we will not do it. We are not responsible for security.” Córdova was talking about a group of radical teachers whose efforts to roll back education reform now include a movement that aims to block the working of polling stations in five southern states.



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