AMLO Declares himself “Legitimate President of Mexico”
AMLO it seems did not finish the Al Gore course on losing elections.. If he had successfully completed the curriculum he would by now be in production of his own “doccumentary” on the his own invented cause…
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador swore himself in as Mexico’s “legitimate” president Monday, launching a parallel government he hopes will prevent President-elect Felipe Calderon from governing.
The ceremony is the latest chapter in Lopez Obrador’s unsuccessful battle for the presidency. He claims fraud and dirty campaign tactics were responsible for Calderon’s narrow victory in the July 2 vote, and his parallel government could spend the next six years calling for street protests that have already dented the economy and prompted travel warnings from the U.S. Embassy.
Rosario Ibarra, a human rights activist and senator for Lopez Obrador’s coalition, placed the presidential sash across his shoulders during Monday’s ceremony. While the action lacks legal recognition, Lopez Obrador hopes to assume the moral leadership of millions of poor Mexicans.
“I pledge … to serve loyally and patriotically as legitimate president of Mexico,” Lopez Obrador said. “I pledge to protect the rights of Mexicans and to defend Mexico’s sovereignty and patrimony, and ensure the happiness and welfare of the people.”
See also Hang Right Politics And We Think Dems Are Poor Losers
and Bullwinkle Blog’s Mexico’s Al Gore Swearing Himself In.