BBC on the struggle for democracy in Mexico

Mexico deputies stop Fox speech

Mr Fox waited in the wings but was unable to take the stage

There have been chaotic scenes in Mexico’s Congress as left-wing deputies forced outgoing President Vicente Fox to abandon his final annual address.

Before Mr Fox arrived, the legislators, who allege fraud in recent elections, marched onto the main podium where they shouted slogans and waved placards.

Mr Fox later delivered the speech on TV from his official residence.

He upbraided the deputies, saying “all voices should be heard… [but] respect for the law is not discretionary”.

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