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Mexico’s PAN and PRI Say They Lead in Michoacan Race

November 13, 2011

(Corrects name of PAN’s candidate in third paragraph.)

Nov. 13 (Bloomberg) -- Mexico’s two biggest political parties said they are leading in the gubernatorial election in the western state of Michoacan.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s sister is winning the race in her home state, said the president of the ruling National Action Party, or PAN, Gustavo Madero.

Speaking to reporters in Michoacan, Madero said Luisa Maria Calderon is leading the election with 39 percent of the vote, citing two different exit polls.

The Institutional Revolutionary Party candidate is ahead in the election there, the party’s president Humberto Moreira said.

Moreira told reporters in Michoacan that PRI’s Fausto Vallejo leads Calderon by 4 percent.

--Editor: Jose Enrique Arrioja

To contact the reporters on this story: Adriana Lopez Caraveo in Mexico City at adrianalopez@bloomberg.net; Ben Bain in New York at bbain2@bloomberg.net

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