MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal elections institute's preliminary count says Enrique Pena Nieto has won the presidency.
The candidate for the old-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, has won about 38 percent of the vote according a representative count of the ballots.
Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won about 31 percent. Ruling party conservative candidate Josefina Vazquez Mota won 25 percent.
The victory paves the way for Mexico's PRI, which enjoyed seven decades of single-party rule, to return to power after being kicked out by voters 12 years ago.