19 de octubre de 2019
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Mexico's election court orders recount in gubernatorial contest

Mexico City, Sep 20 (efe-epa).- Mexico's TEPJF electoral tribunal said Thursday that it ordered a complete recount of the July 1 election for governor in the central state of Puebla.

 A handout photo made available by Mexico's TEPJF electoral tribunal on Sept. 20, 2018, shows the TEPJF's members during a session in Mexico City to discuss the gubernatorial election in Puebla. EPA-EFE/TEPJF

A handout photo made available by Mexico's TEPJF electoral tribunal on Sept. 20, 2018, shows the TEPJF's members during a session in Mexico City to discuss the gubernatorial election in Puebla. EPA-EFE/TEPJF

Mexico City, Sep 20 (efe-epa).- Mexico's TEPJF electoral tribunal said Thursday that it ordered a complete recount of the July 1 election for governor in the central state of Puebla.

The judges unanimously concluded "that a recount is indispensable to obtain truthful, real and accurate results, which will generate certainty and confidence in the electoral process," the TEPJF said in a statement.

The TEPJF overturned a ruling by the state election court denying the request for a recount.

Martha Erika Alonso, of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), was proclaimed the winner in July, but the results were immediately challenged by Morena, the leftist party led by President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

After the Puebla panel rejected the request for a recount, Morena took the case to the TEPJF, whose members found that "the decision by the local electoral authorities was deficient and affected guiding principles such as certainty, impartiality, independence, legality, maximum publicity and objectivity."

The packages containing the ballots will be taken to Mexico City, where the recount will begin next Sunday.

Soon after the TEPJF anounced its ruling, Alonso said via Twitter that she celebrated the "tribunal's decision to open the ballot boxes to count every vote, one by one. I am convinced that with this decision there will be absolute and full certainty in our victory in Puebla's gubernatorial election."

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