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Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto 'wins' presidential poll

  • Mexico's old ruling party, the PRI, is set to return to power as early official results suggest its candidate Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidential election.

    Pena Nieto, 45, is on almost 37 percent, several points ahead of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has not yet conceded.

    The candidate addressed the crowds of his supporters after the traditional speech from incumbent President Felipe Calderon was over, in which he called Pena Nieto the president-elect.

    He had been presented as the new face of the PRI, a break with the party's long and at times shady past that included links with drug gangs.

    The party was in power for 71 years until it was defeated in 2000.