Andrés Manuel López Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Race

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate of the National Regeneration Movement Party (MORENA), casts a ballot at a polling station in the Copilco borough of Mexico City on Sunday. MUST CREDIT: Alejandro Cegarra, Bloomberg

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who rallied voters with his battle cry against corruption and promises to the poor, won a resounding victory on Sunday night in Mexico’s presidential election, after the concession of his two top rivals. The victory makes him the first leftist president since Mexico began its transition to democracy more than 30 years ago.

López Obrador triumphed with a party that didn’t exist at the time of the last election, against opponents from two parties that have ruled Mexico for nearly a century. The 64-year-old former Mexico City mayor promises to bring his humble lifestyle and distaste for luxury to the top of a political establishment famous for self-enrichment.

Both of his main opponents, Ricardo Anaya and Jose Antonio Meade, conceded to López Obrador and offered their congratulations.


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