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Landslide win for México's Lopez Obrador who pledged battle the 'mafia of power'; Trump congratulates

Monday, July 2nd 2018 - 07:28 UTC
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Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, who rallied voters with his battle cry against corruption and promises to the poor, won a resounding victory Sunday night in Mexico’s presidential election, after the concession of his two top rivals. The victory makes him the first left-oriented president since Mexico began its transition to democracy more than 30 years ago. Read full article

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  • Think

    El Think is very happy about this...

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 09:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I hope he's able to do what he promises and reduce the violence and corruption in Mexico.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 11:25 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Being a leftist, you would be happy Tinkle

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 12:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Deja vu all over again @ 100 years.

    Crystal ball says: Regional warlords will supplant DF as governing authority.

    Good times.

    How far away are $0.03 pesos?

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Enrique Massot

    The Mexican people have spoken and boy did they deliver.

    Now, the challenges for newly-elected president Lopez Obrador to solve endemic violence, corruption and narcotraffic that run amok through this 125-million-strong population will be enormous.

    However, for the first time in decades, there is hope, and Mexicans have certainly set clear direction for the new government.

    It's all now on the shoulders of a man who, as mayor of Mexico City delivered the goods and left with high approval rates. All members of both chambers have been elected, and Lopez Obrador is certain to have majority in the lower chamber and and perhaps even in the upper.

    There are concerns for the personal safety of Lopez Obrador, especially during the long transition period until Dec. 1 Inauguration Day.

    Let's cross our fingers for the Mexican people.

    Jul 02nd, 2018 - 11:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • chronic

    Reeeeeeeeeeeekie: Word is that the Mezcan already caved to MAGA.

    Lol.

    Jul 03rd, 2018 - 01:55 am - Link - Report abuse -3
  • Tarquin Fin

    AMLO to governmet, Putin to power!

    Jul 03rd, 2018 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Skip

    A good change for Mexico. I hope that many of the changes get implemented.

    Will have a good chance to see when I spend 3 months in Mexico for my summer break!

    Jul 04th, 2018 - 12:15 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Enrique Massot

    @TF

    Obviously, if the elected president isn't a US puppet, then he must necessarily be the other block's puppet...oh my!! Just remembered the Cold War ended 29 years ago.

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 12:29 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    But if the US president is also the other block's puppet, then it all comes back to Putin anyway...

    Jul 05th, 2018 - 08:24 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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