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Leftist candidate to challenge Mexico's election

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -

Mexican leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he will ask an electoral court to invalidate the results of the July 1 presidential election, charging there was vote buying and campaign overspending by the winner of official vote counts.

Lopez Obrador also says that next week he will reveal what he calls "a national plan in defense of democracy and Mexico's dignity." He isn't giving any hints on what the plan will entail, but says he and his supporters will act peacefully.

The electoral court has until early September to deal with any challenges and determine whether to validate the presidential election in which Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party finished first with just over 38 percent of the votes.

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