International News Article | Reuters.com: "Mexico City's leftist mayor lost a vote on Friday that could derail his presidential bid in 2006 when a legislative committee recommended Congress strip him of his immunity to face contempt of court charges.
The committee voted 3-1 against Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who has decried the charges as a politically motivated bid to oust him from the race in which he is the front-runner.
Lopez Obrador will be forbidden from running if found guilty in the case involving a land expropriation dispute in the capital. The lower house is expected to vote on stripping his immunity in coming days.
'This is a coup against the residents of Mexico City,' said Horacio Duarte, a legislator for Lopez Obrador's Party of the Democratic Revolution who cast the dissenting vote in the mayor's favor on the committee."
This is something that really should not but makes me very happy.