Mexico leftists camp in Congress to stop Calderon
Wed Nov 29, 2006 12:51pm ET
By Frank Jack Daniel
MEXICO CITY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Leftist lawmakers who brawled with rivals in Mexico's Congress vowed on Wednesday to camp out there and wreck conservative President-elect Felipe Calderon's inauguration later this week.
The leftists say Calderon stole July's presidential election with fraud and say they will not let him swear in on Friday at a ceremony in Congress to be attended by some Latin American leaders and former U.S. President George Bush.
Chaotic scenes of dozens of rival lawmakers punching and kicking each other on the floor of the lower house on Tuesday were a new blow for Mexico, already reeling from leftist street protests over Calderon's election, violence in the popular tourist city of Oaxaca and a spate of bombings in the capital.