Mexicans march to back presidential election loser

Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Mexico City Saturday to protest the presidential election win by Enrique Peña Nieto, accusing him and his party of widespread vote-buying.

The protesters, including students and leftists, accuse Peña Nieto and his Partido Revolucionario Institutional, the PRI, of buying the election win by handing out gift cards and groceries to thousands of people in return for their votes in the July 1 polls.

Runner-up Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who finished nearly 7 percentage points behind Peña Nieto, said he will file a formal legal challenge to the vote count in electoral courts this week.

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