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Mexico front-runner absorbs attacks in election debate

Monday, May 7, 2012

Mexico's presidential front-runner Enrique Peña Nieto was forced onto the defensive by his rivals who accused him of corruption, lies and being a pawn of the media during televised election debate.

But analysts said Sunday's attacks had not done enough damage to significantly undermine his hopes of victory.

Pena Nieto, of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), has led opinion polls for months and his two main opponents repeatedly turned on the 45-year-old, albeit without airing any new accusations against him or his party.

Source: Reuters