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.