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Mexico’s election results

By Susan Owensby

This week you’ll hear the answer to the question about Mexico’s presidential election. There’s “On This Day”, Amazon warriors, listener news, great music, and of course, the new quiz question. Just click on the arrow in the photo above and enjoy!

Hello everyone!

Welcome to The Sound Kitchen. You can catch the programme on-the-air every Saturday at 6:15, 7:15, 14:45 and 16:45 universal time. You’ll hear the winner’s names announced and the week’s quiz question, along with all the other ingredients you have grown accustomed to: your letters and essays, “On This Day”, quirky facts and news, interviews and great music, so be sure and tune in every Saturday.

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We have new RFI Listeners Club members to welcome. Godfrey Ephivboto from Lagos, Nigeria; Gideon Pius Shino from Windhoek, Namibia; Vamuyan A Kromah from Monrovia, Liberia; and Bintou Gassama from Banjul, The Gambia.

Welcome new members! So glad you have joined us!

You too can be a member of the RFI Listeners Club – just write me at english.service@rfi.fr and tell me you want to join, and I’ll send you a membership number. It’s that easy. When you win a Sound Kitchen quiz as an RFI Listeners Club member, you receive a premium prize.

RFI Clubs: Be sure to always include Audrey Iattoni (audrey.iattoni@rfi.fr) from our Listener Relations department on all your RFI Club correspondence. Remember to copy me (thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr) when you write her so that I know what is going on, too.

We’ve made a Facebook page just for you, the RFI English Clubs. It is a closed group, so when you apply to join, be sure you include the name of your RFI Club and your membership number. Everyone can look at it, but only members of the group can post on it. If you haven’t yet asked to join the group, go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/583819955292977/ and fill out the questionnaire !!!!! (if you do not answer the questions, I click “decline”).

Are you interested in forming an official RFI Club, or transforming your existing club into an official RFI Club?  Here’s how: http://en.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-how-form-official-rfi-listeners-club

This week’s quiz: On 7 July I asked you a question about Mexico’s 1 July presidential poll.

You were to send in the name of the winner, the name of his party, and the percentage of votes he won.

The answers are: Andres Manuel López Obrador from the National Regeneration Movement party. President-elect López Obrador served as Head of Government of Mexico City from 2000 – 2006.   

This was his third bid for the presidency, and he won by capturing more than half the vote, at 53.1 percent. The candidate right after him – Ricardo Anaya – got only 23.5 percent, so you can see why the win is called a “landslide victory”.

The authorities called the vote on 1 July the largest election in Mexican history, with some 3400 federal, state and local races contested.

In Mexico, the president’s term is for six years; the country is home to 128 million people, and has Latin America’s second-largest economy, right behind Brazil.

Andres Manuel López Obrador will be inaugurated on 1 December.

The winners are: Razia Khalid, a member of the RFI Seven Stars Listeners Club in District Chiniot, Pakistan; RFI Listeners Club members Satyaki Sarkar from Murshidabad, India; Solomon Fessahazion from Asmara in Eritrea, Heimer Sia from Manila, the Philippines and Ralf Urbanczyk from Eisleben, Germany.

Congratulations winners!

Here’s the music you heard on this week’s program: “The Flintstones” theme by Joseph Barbera, Hoyt S. Curtin and William Hanna, performed by the Herb Ellis and Ray Brown ensemble; Rimsky-Korsakov: “The Flight of the Bumblebee”, and “Stand Up”, written and performed by Hindi Zahri.

Do you have a musical request? Send it to thesoundkitchen@rfi.fr

This week’s question ... You'll have to listen to the show to participate. You have until 1 October to enter this week's quiz; the winners will be announced on the 6 October program. When you enter, be sure you send your postal address in with your answer, and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

Send your answers to:

english.service@rfi.fr

or

Susan Owensby

RFI – The Sound Kitchen

80, rue Camille Desmoulins

92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

France

or

By text … You can also send your quiz answers to The Sound Kitchen mobile phone. Dial your country’s international access code, or “ + ”, then  33 6 31 12 96 82. Don’t forget to include your mailing address in your text – and if you have one, your RFI Listeners Club membership number.

To find out how you can win a special Sound Kitchen prize, click here:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-sound-kitchen-essay-contests

To find out how you can become a member of the RFI Listeners Club, or to form your own official RFI Club, click here:

http://www.english.rfi.fr/culture/20141218-how-form-official-rfi-listeners-club