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Breaking News: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico's leftist presidential candidate, was handed a resounding victory and a mandate to reshape the country

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July 01, 2018

BREAKING NEWS
Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador, Mexicos leftist presidential candidate, was handed a resounding victory and a mandate to reshape the country

Sunday, July 1, 2018 10:16 PM EST

Riding a wave of populist anger fueled by rampant corruption and violence, the leftist Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador was elected president of Mexico on Sunday, in a landslide victory that upended the nations political establishment and handed him a sweeping mandate to reshape the country.

Mr. Lpez Obradors win puts a leftist leader at the helm of Latin Americas second-largest economy for the first time in decades, a prospect that has filled millions of Mexicans with hope and the nations elites with trepidation.

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