Mexico 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.
Jorge Mendoza, spokesman for Banobras -- a government development bank 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.
Ending almost nine decades of government by the same two parties, Lopez Obrador 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 Congress.
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