Tags: Mexico | Says | Chavez | Election | Remarks | are | Meddling

Mexico Says Chavez Election Remarks are Meddling

Tuesday, 19 September 2006 12:00 AM

MEXICO CITY -- President Vicente Fox accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday of meddling in Mexico's affairs by backing claims of presidential election fraud and refusing to recognize President-elect Felipe Calderon.

"We believe Mr. Chavez is interfering and giving an opinion about Mexican affairs that don't concern him," Fox said on a trip to New York.

Chavez said in a television interview at the weekend that leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was "robbed" at the July 2 election which he lost by less than a percentage point.

Lopez Obrador says electoral officials and the government cheated him out of the presidency but a court threw out his allegations of vote rigging and declared Calderon the winner.

Chavez said he did not recognize Calderon, a former energy minister in Fox's government, as Mexico's next president.

Mexico and Venezuela withdrew their ambassadors from each other's countries last year in a dispute after Chavez called Fox a U.S. "lapdog" for defending Washington's trade policies in Latin America.

Mexico's foreign ministry said it would review its relations with Caracas after the latest Chavez comments but Foreign Minister Luis Ernesto Derbez said Mexico would not break diplomatic ties.

© reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.

© 2019 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Pre-2008
MEXICO CITY -- President Vicente Fox accused Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Monday of meddling in Mexico's affairs by backing claims of presidential election fraud and refusing to recognize President-elect Felipe Calderon. "We believe Mr. Chavez is interfering and...
Mexico,Says,Chavez,Election,Remarks,are,Meddling
201
2006-00-19
Tuesday, 19 September 2006 12:00 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved