Mexico City, Mexico, Sep 4, 2012 / 17:23 pm
The Bishops of Mexico have urged the country's political parties to accept a court decision upholding the results of the July 1 presidential election, won by the candidate Enrique Pena Nieto.
In a statement issued on August 30 and signed by the secretary general of the Mexican Bishops' Conference, Auxiliary Bishop Victor Rene Rodriguez Gomez of Texcoco, the prelates called on all parties to accept the unanimous ruling by the seven justices of the Electoral Court.
In their ruling, the justices rejected the arguments made by a coalition of political parties that included the Democratic Revolutionary Party, the Worker's Party and the Citizens' Movement, which supported presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
They had called for the election to be nullified, alleging voting irregularities and fraud. The court found no basis for their allegations.