Leftist who lost close presidential vote says he will run for Mexican president again in 2012

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leftist politician who narrowly lost Mexico's last presidential election says he will run again in 2012.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador cried fraud after he lost the 2006 presidential race to conservative Felipe Calderon and he still refuses to recognize Calderon as president.

Lopez Obrador was the candidate of the Democratic Revolution Party last time, but he told W Radio on Wednesday that he will seek the support of a smaller leftist party for his next run.

The man who was elected to succeed Lopez Obrador as Mexico City's mayor, Marcelo Ebrard, also is a member of the Democratic Revolution Party and is considering his own run as the party's presidential candidate in 2012.