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New Mexican President sworn in

IANS  |  Mexico City 

Leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has been sworn in as the new Mexican following his landslide victory in the July 1

Lopez Obrador, 65, took oath on Saturday before a crowd that included world leaders and a strong majority in both houses of Congress, reports

"Nothing has harmed more that the dishonesty of the rulers," he said at the ceremony here.

also reaffirmed his intentions to sell Mexico's official presidential plane, to not live in the presidential palace and said he will receive 40 per cent of his presidential salary.

In an extraordinary move, he also announced his intention to promote a recall referendum during his administration, adding the promise that he "will never seek reelection".

However in his speech, he criticised his predecessor Enrique Pena Nieto, for introducing "harmful" economic strategies and announced immediate public investment to and while proposing the creation of a special economic zone with lower taxes along Mexico's border with the US.

The leftist leader thanked the US for sending Vice and first daughter to his inauguration, stating that since winning the election, he has been treated respectfully by

also thanked Canadian Justin Trudeau, stating he would like to reach an agreement with both and to tackle immigration issues.



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First Published: Sun, December 02 2018. 09:18 IST