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Mexican president without armed guard

MEXICO CITY – The upcoming Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador (64) abolish the armed team that watches over the safety of the head of state. Instead, he lets himself in public activities surrounding it by twenty unarmed men and women, some of whom are a doctor, lawyer or engineer.

The measure of the upcoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador is remarkable in a country that is plagued by deadly violence of drug gangs.

The two-thousand-person strong presidential guard of current president Enrique Peña Nieto, consisting of heavily armed soldiers, police and other bewakingsspecialisten, will sharply be reduced. The measure is notable in a country that is plagued by deadly violence of drug gangs. During the last elections in Mexico were more attacks on politicians than ever before.

,,All Mexicans will protect me, there will be no special public authority more responsible for the security of the president of the republic”, promises Obrador, a left-wing populist in the beginning of July with a majority of 53 percent of the votes was elected.

Obrador force on 1 december and has announced the presidential palace to open as a cultural centre for the people.

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