Mexico's President Felipe Calderon (rear) and his wife first lady Margarita Zavala cast their votes as their children try to squeeze into the booth with her at a polling station in Mexico July 1, 2012. Mexicans began voting for a new president on Sunday with the opposition party that dominated the country for most of the past century poised for a comeback after the ruling conservatives failed to provide strong growth or halt a brutal drugs war. (Photo : REUTERS/Henry Romero)
The Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) in Mexico has announced that election day in Mexico has so far been progressing normally.
Many local and overseas Mexicans have been filled with concern over possible voting abnormalities many (hundreds of thousands) alleged took place during Mexico's 2006 General Elections.
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However the president of IFE, Leonardo Valdes, announced on Sunday that a mid-day televised message informing all Mexicans on the evolution of the election day process would not be necessary since "election day is running normally."
In the wake of declaring a new president-elect for the emerging Latin American nation, many fear the elections may end up prompting waves of new protests and even violence should the process hint to even the smallest abnormality.
During the election campaigns, tens of thousands of people, mostly students, rallied in Mexico City to denounce Mexico's main media and news companies (privately run) alleging that these have steered their programs to favor the more conservative candidates including front-runner, Enrique Peña Nieto.
The Latinos Post has learned that among Mexico's university students, the majority expect the elections to proclaim Peña Nieto as winner, although they themselves do not necessarily want him as the new president.
One student, who wished to remain anonymous, informed that should Peña Nieto be elected, students would prompt massive protests and demonstrations in Mexico City.
Another individual shared that should voter fraud or abnormalities be suspected, then Mexico City's students would attempt to initiate an Egypt-style revolution.
Leftist candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could see a win in Mexico City since he was an esteemed former governor of Mexico's capital while Peña Nieto's popularity in various other Mexican states should give him a favorable advantage over his fellow running candidates.
More updates on Mexico's general election day will follow.