On Sunday, Mexico held its general election, while some regions were also voting at local elections. The country was set to elect its new president, 128 members of the Senate and 500 members of the Chamber of Deputies. Candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's opponents recognized their defeat and Obrador's victory in the election.
Incumbent President Enrique Pena Nieto from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) is barred from seeking re-election, as Mexican head of state is limited to a single six-year term. The election campaigns at a local level were tainted by a whopping level of violence.
Earlier on Sunday, a female member of the Labor Party was shot dead near her house in the western state of Michoacan, the Animal Politico media outlet reported.
Previously, Mexican consulting firm Etellekt reported that 133 politicians have been murdered ahead of the Sunday elections with 48 of them actively running for office.