– Enrique Pena Nieto of Mexico’s Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) had a clear lead over his rivals in exit polls and a “quick count” conducted by electoral authorities yesterday. The PRI had been out of power for 12 years and previously ruled Mexico for decades.
– The Wall Street Journal reports: “Turkey on Sunday reiterated its position that Syria shot down its jet in international airspace, denying an article in The Wall Street Journal Saturday that cited U.S. officials who said the plane was most likely downed with shore-based antiaircraft guns over Syrian waters.”
– Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood officially became Egypt’s first freely elected president on Saturday. He swore the presidential oath in front of Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court Saturday morning before delivering his first address as president in front of an audience of foreign and Egyptian dignitaries at Cairo University.
– The AP reports from Baghdad: “A half year after the U.S. military left Iraq, dire predictions seem to be coming true: The country is mired in violence and the government is on the verge of collapsing. With no relief in sight, there’s growing talk of Iraq as a failed state as al-Qaida’s local wing staged near daily attacks that killed at least 234 people in June.”