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Leftist candidate wins election
ACAPULCO | A gubernatorial candidate for Mexico’s main leftist party appears headed for victory in Guerrero state, the drug-and-violence-plagued home to the Pacific coast resort of Acapulco.
Election officials say that with 98.7 percent of the ballots counted, Angel Aguirre of the Democratic Revolution Party has 56 percent of the votes, compared with 42.6 percent for rival Manuel Anorve of the country’s former ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party.
Mr. Aguirre claimed victory Monday, but almost immediately began distancing himself from Democratic Revolution, which he never formally joined.
He was quoted by local news media as saying that “no party will have a quota” in his Cabinet, and said he would focus on social programs and job creation.
Government to seek business tax cuts
Mr. Flaherty told reporters he saw a 50 percent chance his upcoming budget, to be presented in March, will be defeated in Parliament, which would trigger an election.
He said he may consider some measures requested by the three opposition parties, but not fundamentally alter the government’s low-tax approach.
“It’s dangerous to create uncertainty in a fragile business economic environment … we’re going to stay on our old tax plan,” he told reporters after the release of a progress report on Ottawa’s economic stimulus plan.
Parliament passed legislation in 2007 to gradually lower the corporate tax rate to 15 percent in 2012 from 18 percent. The federal tax rate on corporate income now stands at 16.5 percent.
But the main opposition party, the Liberals, has now made opposition to those cuts a central plank of its platform, saying the tax cuts should be reversed and the money spent on social programs.
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