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AMLO Seen Gaining as Two Mexico Independents Forced Out of Race

  • Three million signatures unverifiable, Mexico regulator says
  • Two candidates ousted, 4-way race may faver the front-runner

Mexico’s electoral regulator said millions of signatures gathered to secure independents on the presidential ballot are unverifiable, disqualifying two candidates and providing a lift to leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

More than 3 million signatures couldn’t be verified, leaving left-leaning Armando Rios Piter and former Gov. Jaime Rodriguez off the ballot and handing former first-lady Margarita Zavala barely enough signatures to participate in July’s election, regulators said.