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.