Preliminary Results: Pena Nieto Wins Mexican Presidential Election
Preliminary results show voters in Mexico have chosen to bring the country's once dominant political party back into power by electing Enrique Pena Nieto as their next president.
Election officials said late Sunday that Pena Nieto had 38 percent of the vote to beat former Mexico City mayor Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who had 31 percent.
Lopez Obrador said he was not ready to concede.
Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party ruled Mexico for 71 years until 2000, when voters elected National Action Party (PAN) candidate Vicente Fox. Outgoing President Felipe Calderon, also from PAN, followed in 2006, but his tenure has been plagued by economic stagnation and rampant drug violence.
Mr. Calderon deployed the military to fight the drug cartels shortly after he took office. More than 50,000 people have been killed in drug violence since then.
Pena Nieto said in an address to his supporters that Mexicans have voted for a change in direction, but he vowed to keep pressure on the cartels.
European Foreign Ministers Want 'Decisive' Effort to Regulate Arms Trade
Britain, France, Germany and Sweden are urging United Nations members to support a "decisive effort" to regulate conventional weapons trade.
Delegates from more than 150 countries are gathering in New York Monday to begin a month-long meeting to draft a global arms trade treaty.
Ahead of the conference, British Foreign Secretary William Hague, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle published a joint statement saying illicit arms trafficking poses a "growing threat to humanity."
They say each year millions of people around the world suffer the effects of poorly regulated arms trade.
The statement, also joined by Sweden's trade minister, calls for a "strong and comprehensive framework of common international standards" to prevent legitimate arms sales from being diverted to trafficking networks.
The diplomats note their countries are some of the largest arms exporters in Europe, and say that means they have a special responsibility to ensure the weapons are not used in a way that violates humanitarian aims or international law.