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Mexican men who don't vote face sex ban

The ruling party's candidate in the presidential election has appealed to women supporters to withhold affection to ensure their husbands vote on 1 July.

Josefina Vazquez Mota, of the National Action Party (PAN), is well behind the frontrunner, Enrique Pena Nieto of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. But she hopes a higher turnout may boost her chances and has used Twitter to urge women to withhold "cuchi cuchi" – sex –for a month if their husbands don't vote.

Support for the conservative PAN has been hurt by a rising death toll in the government's war on drug cartels and by a failure to create enough jobs.