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CNN Evening News for Sunday, Jul 02, 2000
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(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(Mexico City: Harris Whitbeck) The election in Mexico in which PRI candidate Francisco Labastida is vying for the presidency against opposition candidate Vicente Fox featured; scenes shown of people in line to vote in what is seen as a clean race.

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Interview held with author Paul Berman, who wrote this week's New York Times magazine article on maverick populist Fox. [BERMAN - says Fox has an immense challenge in running against the entrenched power; points out that Fox comes from what has been an extreme right party and has been associated with the Catholic Church hierarchy; adds that Fox promises a government of transition in which rivals will be part of the government.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Balloting by Mexican nationals living in the US noted; scenes shown of these voters.

Nelson, Brian;
Whitbeck, Harris

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