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Mexico says presidential jet to be sold

AFP  |  Mexico City 

is putting the presidential jet on the auction block, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's team said Sunday, making good on the new president's campaign pledge on his second day in office.

787-8's last mission took outgoing to the summit in this week.

vowed a "deep and radical" change in as he assumed the country's presidency Saturday, five months after winning a landslide election victory.

Jorge Mendoza, for -- a through which the plane was bought -- told reporters that the jet is going to be serviced and then kept at an airfield in San Bernardino, California, waiting to be bought.

The jet cost USD 218 million when it was purchased a few years ago.

Known for his down-to-earth choices, such as driving a Jetta, has said he simply does not need the jet and will fly commercially.

added that soon another 60 federally owned planes and 70 helicopters will be auctioned off.

Ending almost nine decades of government by the same two parties, surged to victory in the July 1 elections promising a new approach to issues fuelling widespread outrage: crime, poverty and corruption.

His party has majorities in both houses of

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 07:35 IST