WASHINGTON – Mexico's incoming president will visit President Bush right after the U.S. election next month, the White House announced Thursday.
Mexican President-elect Felipe Calderon is scheduled to come to the White House on Nov. 9. He is scheduled to be sworn in as President Vicente Fox's successor on Dec. 1.
Calderon won the July 2 presidential election by just 234,000 votes, or less than 1 percentage point. His leftist opponent led a massive protest for seven weeks, with protesters camped out in the center of Mexico City, clogging the heart of the capital to demand a full vote recount.
Calderon was declared the winner in early September by the Federal Electoral Tribunal.
White House press secretary Tony Snow said the two leaders will discuss cooperation on trade, economic growth and security, among other topics.