Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's (AMLO) centre-left ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) which lost the qualified majority in the Lower House after Sunday's elections.
On Sunday next week, Mexicans will be electing hundreds of legislators and other state and local officials with the election attracting the attention of the latest edition of The Economist, which describes president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his policies as dangerous populism. The leading piece of The Economist has been met with outrage and ridicule in Mexico since the magazine insists Mexicans should absolutely not vote for Morena, the party of the incumbent president.
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged authorities on Monday to look into a report accusing a top aide of financial impropriety, while calling it part of a media campaign aimed at bringing his administration into disrepute.
Mexico's president is expected to score comfortable wins at Sunday's state elections in the first test of his popularity since taking office, with exit polls showing his party taking both governorships up for grabs. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's party was tipped for victory in the central state of Puebla and the northern state of Baja California, despite a weak economy, rampant violence and troubled relations with his US counterpart Donald Trump.
The candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador closed his electoral campaign last Wednesday ahead the presidential elections on Sunday filling the largest stadium in the world on a working day. The only leftist candidate steals public attention in Mexico and leads the polls with an anti-system and reforming discourse.
Mexico’s frontrunner has just clocked a new milestone in his race toward the presidency, distancing himself from his rivals by 22 percentage points in a new poll ahead of the July 1 election.
Mexican opposition leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who twice contested second-place losses in presidential elections, said he would leave his coalition, a move that threatens to create a rift among leftists in Congress.