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Mexico polls: López Obrador bags sweeping win for left

Jul 02, 2018, 7:32 AM EDT
Mexico's left-wing leader Andrés Manuel López Obrador secured nearly 53% of the 89 million votes.
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The decades of Democratic dominance on Mexico’s political landscape ended on Sunday as left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador secured a sweeping victory with the widest margin in a presidential election since the 1980s.

The 64-year-old ex-Mexico City mayor, who bagged nearly 53% of the 89 million votes, pledged to clamp down on corruption, social inequality and violence in the country, writes the BBC.

At a time when the U.S. has been critical of Mexico over trade and migration, Obrador’s victory could usher in a “less accommodating approach” for Washington, notes Reuters.

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