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One month after the elections, both parties—the officially entrenched Mexican Revolutionary Party, M.R.P., and the opposition Revolutionary Party, of National Unification, led by General Almazan with a large Catholic following—claim an overwhelming victory and accuse each other of " grave irregularities."
Appeals have been made to the Attorney General by both sides, but it is not within the province of the Attorney General's office to pass on the legality of elections Or on the success of this or that candidate. These are the prerogatives of Congress.
The July session of the Permanent Commission of the Congress, supposed to have examined election complaints, was postponed. Meanwhile, three members or Congress have accused the P.R.U.N., and other supporters of the presidential candidacy of General Juan Andreu Almazan, of fomenting rebellion.
STYLE OF GENERAL FRANCO In a Press statement the M.R.P. accused Almazan and his followers of attempting a coup " in the style of General Franco " for the purpose of disregarding the institutional system and setting up a totalitarian system. The P.R.U.N., on the other hand, sent identical memorials to President Lazaro Cardenas and to the Supreme Court listing alleged violations of the electoral law on Election Day and demanding an investigation.
The P.R.U.N. have charged members of the C.T.M.—Vincente Lombardo Toledano's labour organisation—and certain Spanish refugees of driving through the streets of Mexico City, in cars and trucks with official plates, and tiring on unarmed people, killing 24 and injuring 257.
It is generally believed that two Congresses will meet this month, but no one knows definitely just where the Almazartista Congress will convene.
Regardless of who wins the election, Accion Nacional, which is not a political party but a movement which aims to arouse all Mexicans to a sense of their responsibility as cithens, can point with pride to its success. All classes of Mexicans have had to admit that the constant labour of Accion Nacional produced a display of civic ; consciousness never before known in 'Mexican political history.