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Lopez Obrador presidency may disappoint Mexican left

Thursday, June 29, 2017


A profile of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.


With presidential elections due to take place in July 2018, the leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) is the only party so far to have a confirmed candidate. Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador will run for a third time, having come second on both previous occasions -- in 2006 and 2012 with his former Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD). With the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) losing popularity, Lopez Obrador now looks well positioned for victory.


  • Lopez Obrador’s mayorship of Mexico City gives some indication of how he might govern.
  • A reduction of petrol prices could quickly garner him favour.
  • Rejection of an alliance with the PRD could lose him crucial votes in 2018.

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