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President Vicente Fox backed away from another showdown with leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Thursday, announcing that he wouldn’t hold his annual Independence Day celebration in the capital’s main Zocalo square to avoid protesters. (International Herald Tribune — 15 September, 2006)
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MEXICO CITY, Sept. 14 — President Vicente Fox backed away from a confrontation with Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Thursday, announcing that he wouldn’t hold his annual Independence Day celebration at the capital’s main Zocalo plaza to avoid protesters. (Washington Post — 16 September, 2006)
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Mexican president moves annual Independence Day celebration after protesters threaten ceremony
Mexican president moves annual Independence Day celebration after protesters threaten ceremony

Supporters of leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Friday ended the street protest that clogged the heart of the capital for nearly seven weeks, but they vowed to find other ways to resist the incoming conservative president. (MSNBC — 16 September, 2006)
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Defeated Mexican presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Orbador is “elected” head of a parallel government. (BBC News — 18 September, 2006)
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Mexico City’s annual independence day celebration is relocated amid fears it would be disrupted by protests. (BBC News — 15 September, 2006)
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Mexican leftists, who say the July 2 election was stolen, declared their candidate their “legitimate president” on Saturday, a symbolic move reducing the risk of street protests to make the country ungovernable. (CNN — 19 September, 2006)
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Tens of thousands of supporters of Mexicos defeated presidential candidate have declared him the president of a parallel government Supporters of Andres Manuel Lopes Obrador made the symbolic gest (ABC News — 17 September, 2006)
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Supporters of Andr�s Manuel L�pez Obrador, the leftist candidate who narrowly lost the presidential election, permanently ended the two month old, street-clogging protests in Mexico City. (International Herald Tribune — 16 September, 2006)
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The move signaled a shift by Andr�s Manuel L�pez Obrador, who says he was robbed of a victory in the presidential election. (New York Times — 15 September, 2006)
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