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Left-wing president elected in Mexico

04 July 2018
Left-wing president elected in Mexico

A prominent exit poll predicted that his party allies were poised to score huge wins in the Senate and lower house, possibly absolute majorities in both.

"Mexico is a free country, it is a sovereign nation", Obrador said. "I desire with all my soul to raise the greatness of our country on high".

The landslide victory of the new president-elect of Mexico Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gives new hope to the people of Mexico and to all those around the world demanding societies that work for the many, not just the few.

Rating agency Moody's said on Monday that Lopez Obrador's election would result in short-term market volatility and represented risks for the oil sector. The quick count had them around 22 percent and 16 percent, respectively. I will govern honestly and justly, I will not fail you.

Claudia Sheinbaum has been elected as the first woman mayor of Mexico City. Many danced to the trills of mariachi music.

"Today is a wonderful day for Mexico".

Retired teacher Susan Zuniga told the Associated Press that the movement was similar to the Mexican Revolution. "Meade is the best person to continue what has worked, and get rid of what hasn't", said Acosta. "That is what brought us to this", she said.

Trump has threatened to pitch North America into a costly trade war over Nafta, and his insistence that Mexico pay for his planned border wall has deeply angered many Mexicans.

Leftist candidate Lopez Obrador won the July 1 presidential election in Mexico by a significant margin.

Addressing the domestic challenges of Mexico, Lopez Obrador said eradicating corruption and impunity will be the primary mission of his government and he will "not fail" the Mexican people.

"There will be no confiscation or expropriation of assets".

More recently, Mexico slammed Trump for calling migrants "animals".

Lopez Obrador struck a conciliatory tone in an acceptance speech Sunday night, saying he would pursue fiscal discipline and respect the independence of Mexico's central bank. And rather than the use of force to fight spiraling violence, he will look to fix root causes such as inequality and poverty.

Polimnia Romana Sierra organized Lopez Obrador's six-member, all-female security detail when he served as Mexico City mayor from 2000 to 2006.

Lopez Obrador's team will study labour costs as well as clamping down on corruption in Mexico's largest company.

"The results of the Mexican presidential election may further complicate already tenuous NAFTA negotiations", Jacqueline Varas, the director of immigration and trade policy at the center-right American Action Forum, told LifeZette. They said they are concerned about problems ranging from crime to corruption in their country. "He's been able to capture the mantle of the person who's on the outside who wants change". It is even harder to see a new version of the Merida Initiative or a Southern Border Plan 2.0.

"We are conscious of the need to maintain good relations with the United States", he added.

His detractors argue he would set the country back decades with an economic policy of state.

"It is one of the things I would say is populist about him", Crespo said. "As we build for the future we must also remember and secure justice for those who died during those elections", he continued, in reference to the many candidates, politicians and citizens who were killed during the campaign period. They represent almost half of all the eligible voters and almost 13 million of them would be voting for the first time, electoral officials said.

The drug trade has grown - cultivation of poppies is up and Mexico has started manufacturing fentanyl and other synthetic drugs - and violence has exploded. His allies are warning even before Sunday's presidential vote that there better not be any amusing business.