Governor-elect for Mexico City (Photo : Creative Commons / Aannaa)
Miguel Ángel Mancera, candidate for the center-leftist "Movimiento Progresista (PRD Progressive Movement)" political party- the same party president-hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador belongs to- recognized his victory as Mexico City's next governor on Sunday afternoon.
A significant win for the PRD political party, Mancera was declared winner after more than 60 percent of the emitted votes were tallied in his favor according to Mexico's El Economista newspaper.
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PRI candidate for the office, Beatriz Paredes Rangel, publicly recognized the defeat after the results were announced. Paredes belongs to the same political party as president front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto, who is believed to win the presidential elections.
Paredes Rangel was placed second in total votes for Mexico City's governor seat with 22 percent of the total votes.
The PRD political party will assume governance of Mexico's capital once again.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was Mexico City's head of government from December 2000 to July 2005.
Mancera will come to replace current head of Mexico City's government Marcelo Ebrard, also from the PRD political party.
By approximately 8:00 p.m. (9:00 p.m. EST) the IFE will issue the first preliminary results of the presidential election.
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