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Cuauhtemoc Blanco

Mexican soccer star Blanco apparent winner of mayoral race

Mexican soccer star Cuauhtemoc Blanco has apparently been elected mayor of Cuernavaca, just south of Mexico City. Preliminary counts published Monday show the former star forward won 25.7 percent of the votes cast in Sunday's election, well ahead of his nearest rival, who had 21.2 percent. Blanco ran on the ticket of the tiny Social Democrat Party. The 42-year-old former national team star jumped into the campaign after retiring on April 21. He had played limited minutes off the bench for the first-division Puebla team this year, and was earlier with the Chicago Fire in the MLS. His lack of political experience had raised doubts among some. Known for his pugilistic playing style,...

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