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Mexico gets leftist president

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in the presidential election in Mexico an absolute majority. It comes to a political revolution: for the first time in decades given the country a left-wing president.

The 64-year-old candidate of the leftist party said in his overwinningstoespraak that he is the economic situation of the country the right wants to pull, and the ties with the US tightening. He also invites representatives of the UN and human rights organisations in a ‘peace plan’ to work to the gun violence in his country to curb.

According to the preliminary results gave the ex-mayor of Mexico City and 53 to 53,8% of the votes behind his name. Lopez Obradors closest rival, Ricardo Anaya, of the conservative party, PAN, was 22.1 to 22.8 percent of the vote. José Antonio Meade of PRI, the party of current president Enrique Peña Nieto, you can count on 15.7 to 16.3 percent. The percentages are based on the results of 7,800 representative polling stations.

Both Anaya as Meada had previously, on the basis of the exitpolls, their elections. admittedly. Both politicians wished the newly elected president “all the success”.

Also include American president Donald Trump made all of his congratulations via Twitter. “I’m really looking forward to working with him. There is still much to be done that both the United States and Mexico will benefit.’

Besides a new president, chose the Mexicans Sunday is also new members of parliament and senators, deputies in the federal state parliaments, municipal councils, and mayors. Approximately 89 million people were kiesgerechtigd. According to the INE was rise an estimated 61 percent.

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