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Lopez Obrador set to win Mexican presidential election, show exit polls

Born in Tabasco state, Lopez Obrador first came to global attention as Mexico City mayor, a post he left to run for president in 2006


Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador decisively won Mexico's presidency on Sunday, exit polls showed, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in decades at a time of tense relations with the Trump administration. Pledging to eradicate corruption and subdue drug cartels with a less confrontational approach, the 64-year-old former Mexico City mayor will carry high expectations into office even as his efforts to reduce inequality are watched closely by nervous investors. A Lopez Obrador government could usher in greater scrutiny of foreign investment and a less accommodating ...

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First Published: Mon, July 02 2018. 10:14 IST