López Obrador: Shades of Bernie in Mexico's populist victor

López Obrador: Shades of Bernie in Mexico's populist victor

López Obrador: Shades of Bernie in Mexico's populist victor

Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady said Monday that newly-elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador must calm global markets in order for his government to be effective. The peso fell more than 1 percent against the USA dollar overnight as Lopez Obrador was elected.

Anaya soon followed, saying he recognized Lopez Obrador's win.

Surveys conducted by Consulta Mitofsky and Televisa forecast gubernatorial wins for allies of the Morena party in Chiapas, Morelos, Tabasco and Veracruz, and for head of government in Mexico City.

Governing party candidate José Antonio Meade, Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) 14.8 percent.

Lopez Obrador called Trump's tweet "very respectful". "The corrupt regime is coming to its end", Lopez Obrador, a 64-year-old commonly known as AMLO, said at his final campaign event Wednesday. "I wish I could have joined the crowds packed into the Zocalo last night in Mexico City to celebrate this historic moment", said Corbyn, using both English and Spanish, in a video posted on his official Facebook page. Mexican journalist Jose Guadalupe Chan was killed on Friday in the state of Quintana Roo, state officials said in a statement.

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Haq said the U.N. chief "expresses the readiness of the United Nations to work with the new administration continuing a longstanding tradition of excellent cooperation between Mexico and the United Nations".

During a May debate, AMLO said he wants "a friendly relationship with the government of the United States, but not one of subordination".

Lopez Obrador plans to eschew the presidential mansion tucked into Mexico City's verdant Chapultepec park, preferring to remain at his modest home on the capital's south side and working from offices in the colonial National Palace downtown. But it does represent a major shift - representing the largest margin of victory by any candidate in Mexican history.

Lopez Obrador's victory was expected by many to further worsen Mexico's already frosty relations with the USA, whose president, Donald Trump, has slammed the country over illegal migration and pressured it to pay for a border wall. Those talks have been stalled over the Trump administration's demands for higher US content and a "sunset clause" in the 1994 trade agreement.

"We will search for a relationship with the USA government based on friendship and development, always inculcated with mutual respect and in defense of our compatriots, immigrants who live and work in that country", he said.

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Lopez Obrador won't be sworn-in until December 1, when incumbent President Enrique Peña Nieto, from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, leaves office.

The peso declined as much as 1.3 percent after results of the Sunday elections signaled his Morena party was set to enjoy broad support in Congress. Independent candidate Jaime Rodriguez had five percent.

And he paid tribute to the role in the campaign played by outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto and the media, both of which have felt the bite of his scorn in the past.

A poll published in May by Seattle-based political research firm Latino Decisions showed that Lopez Obrador had a 23 percentage point lead over his closest rival among voting-age Mexican nationals living in the United States, especially those registered to vote by mail. "That is what brought us to this", she said.

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