Mexico's Lopez Obrador says wants referendum after three years

Mexico's Lopez Obrador says wants referendum after three years

Mexico's Lopez Obrador says wants referendum after three years

According to exit polls, the sharp-tongued, silver-haired politician known as "AMLO" won by a large margin over his two main rivals, who both conceded defeat shortly after the polls closed - laying to rest concerns that a deeply divided country could face prolonged uncertainty over the victor.

"Whoever it is will be punished, I include comrades, officials, friends and family members", the 64-year-old said. The lawyer and economist is the candidate of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, which had been in power for 70 years until the election of Vicente Fox of the National Action Party in 2000.

Analysts with IHS Markit said that Lopez Obrador's congressional coalition will not it itself meet the two-thirds majority necessary to undo the country's landmark energy reform.

Trump - who during his presidential campaign charged that some Mexican immigrants were "criminals" and "rapists" - early in his presidency ordered the building of a wall along the 3 200km US-Mexico border. Ricardo Anaya of the centre-right PAN was a distant second at 22.6% and Jose Antonio Meade of the centre-left ruling PRI party at 15.6%.

Polling firms Mitofsky and the Strategic Communications Cabinet announced broadly similar results. But Duncan also said that many people are unsure of how Lopez Obrador will be able to provide what he has promised.

Mexican business group Coparmex called past year for the creation of a strongly independent body to counter the tendency of Congress to approve expansive budgets.

"We represent the possibility of real change", he told hundreds of journalists crowded at the entrance, promising a "peaceful transformation" of the country.

Newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, running for "Juntos haremos historia" party, cheers his supporters at the Zocalo Square after winning general elections, in Mexico City, on July 1, 2018.

Humble Mexico plans to attack 'best team in world' Brazil
Brazil Player Ratings: How did Philippe Coutinho , Neymar and co get on against Mexico? "They stepped on me, that wasn't fair". The talented Brazilians were by far the stronger team in the match, but Mexico had chances to make it more of a game.

Meghan Markle's royal wardrobe is worth $1 million, report says
And they called the blue-and-white Oscar de la Renta dress she wore to the June wedding of Harry's cousin Celia McCorquodale "frumpy".

Boat fire: Six injured at PMH, four transported to Florida
Passengers on the nearby boat can be heard screaming while others are seen wading towards the flaming ship with flotation devices. Her sister Brooke , mother Stacey and stepdad Paul Bender were also on the boat with the young woman.

The victor of Sunday's presidential election doesn't need an absolute majority of the votes, just the most votes among the four candidates.

Lopez Obrador arrived at a hotel in downtown Mexico City for the first of two victory speeches Sunday night in a bland white sedan befitting the "man of the people" image he has projected for over a decade.

Three other states were too close to call, according to Mitofsky. The conservative Social Encounter Party (PES) that also forms a part of the coalition won 58, giving the coalition a combined 312 seats out of the house's 500. In the nine months leading up to this weekend's presidential election, at least 132 politicians have been killed, according to the security consulting group Etellekt.

"We are conscious of the need to maintain good relations with the United States".

But Mexicans are deeply divided over the frontrunner. The party also scooped a range of important governorships in Mexico City, Morelos, Chiapas and Tabasco. In his quest to please his support base, President Trump will surely still insist on building a wall, persisting in his claims that Mexico will pay for it. "But we'll be even happier when they put the presidential sash on him [in December]".

Haq said the U.N. chief "expresses the readiness of the United Nations to work with the new administration continuing a longstanding tradition of excellent cooperation between Mexico and the United Nations".

This worries some Mexicans, who see Lopez Obrador as unpredictable, prone to outbursts of emotion and quick to change his mind on issues.

Recommended News

  • The Golden State Warriors Have Broken the National Basketball Association

    The Golden State Warriors Have Broken the National Basketball Association

    Johnson certainly said all the right words as he closed the deal and delivered the best free agent on the market for the Lakers. He averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists a game for IN last season, his first campaign without missing a game.
    George commits to sign deal to stay in OKC

    George commits to sign deal to stay in OKC

    Grant left Syracuse after his sophomore season and was picked in the second round (39th overall) in 2014. There are many reasons why George committed a grave mistake by choosing to stay with the Thunder.

    European Union warns Trump: auto tariffs could lead to $300B retaliation

    The president announced 25 percent import tariffs on hundreds of Chinese products to pressure the country to alter its practices. The Australian dollar slumped almost 1 per cent overnight to a low of 73.1 as the greenback rose and amid ongoing trade tension.
  • Chinese media hails Japan's World Cup team as

    Chinese media hails Japan's World Cup team as "strongest in Asia"

    The Japanese threw away a two-goal lead to go down 3-2 to Belgium on Monday night in his last act for his country. The Japanese have a custom of fans cleaning up the trash after a match back in Japan .
    Google: 'We' don't scan your email'

    Google: 'We' don't scan your email'

    To recall, Google back in 2017, said its computers will soon stop reading the emails of its Gmail users to personalise their ads. It's not news that Google and most of the other top email providers enable outside developers to access the inboxes of users.

    Obrador elected to Mexico's presidency

    Lopez Obrador's rivals argued he could set the country back decades and lead to disaster with an interventionist economic policy . And rather than the use of force to fight spiralling violence, he will look to fix root causes such as inequality and poverty.
  • Colombia through as Senegal suffers yellow card heartache

    Colombia through as Senegal suffers yellow card heartache

    And just like the team that went to the quarterfinals at the World Cup four years ago, Los Cafeteros are known for their dancing. Japan beat out Senegal for the second spot despite its 1-0 loss because it accumulated four yellow cards to Senegal's six.
    Google releases July 2018 security patches for Pixel and Nexus devices

    Google releases July 2018 security patches for Pixel and Nexus devices

    Essential continues to impress us with quick Android updates, even as the company's future in phones remains a mystery . Lastly, the best feature added by Google is the ability to manually choose dark and light launcher themes.
    Aaron Finch Breaks Own Record As Australia Create T20I History

    Aaron Finch Breaks Own Record As Australia Create T20I History

    Australia carried on from where they left off against Pakistan on Monday after opening their campaign with a nine-wicket victory. Just when it seemed that he would take apart Chris Gayle's record of 175 runs in T20s, created back in 2013.
  • Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling

    Russia Must Be Proud of Meddling

    Mueller III, who is investigating possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Kremlin. Trump should confront Putin with the "overwhelming" evidence, Graham said.
    Chelsea reject £50million bid from Barcelona for 13-goal star

    Chelsea reject £50million bid from Barcelona for 13-goal star

    The west London side will have to make do without Champions League football next term after they finished fifth last season. The La Liga champions want the 29-year-old to add depth to their attack after the departure of Andres Iniesta.
    Amazon to Extend Prime Day on July 16 to 36 Hours

    Amazon to Extend Prime Day on July 16 to 36 Hours

    Every day leading up to Prime Day, members will discover all kinds of exclusive offers. For the uninitiated, we've created this handy guide with everything you need to know.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.