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For the first time in after 1929, leftist leader in Mexico, the beginning of a new era?

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Mexico, In the results of the elections held in Mexico on July 1, the leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador won. However, this result was already expected, but still it was astonishing. Andres, who win by the difference of votes, clearly know that the country is expecting a change. Andres will take the oath of office on December 1.

Lopez, 64, has been the mayor of Mexico City. Not only that, he had fought the presidential election twice before, but he had to face defeat. Lopez has won 53 percent of the vote this time. This is the first time in the modern history of Mexico, when a candidate has become the President of the country by getting more than half the votes. His closest opponent Ricardo Antonio received just 22 percent of the votes. So far, in Mexico, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) or National Action Party (NAP) has been ruled by. Andres has been a minister within the presidents of both the parties.

Presidential elections are being held every six years in Mexico, but so far only the two main parties of the country, PAN and PRI have ruled the country. By the year 2000, the PRI party’s candidate was president whereas from 2000 to 2012, the PA took power of the country and then PRI returned to power in the 2012 elections.

Obrador, often referred to as AMLO, contested the presidential election in 2006 and 2012. But in the tenure of the current President Enrique Pena Nieto, countless scams, criminal waves forced voters to choose a new government. Obrador also spoke about the change and revolution in his election campaign, which was a major election issue in Mexico this year. The situation was that the election campaigns became violent. More than 120 politicians and activists have been killed since September last year.

biggest challenge?
The biggest question still remains is that what will be the first importance of Andres after taking over the presidency. He recently described corruption as the biggest issue in his book, 2018: The Way Out. Even in his election speeches, Andres described corruption as cancer, which is becoming the cause of social divide. He had promised that by finishing corruption, he would bring back national dignity. However, there is still doubt on how Andres will do it.

America will improve relations?
After Donald Trump became President, the relationship between America and Mexico has gone bad. Lopez had opposed the immigration policy of Trump before the election. They also proposed to start a demonstration against this policy. However, after winning Lopez Trump congratulated them by tweeting and Andres also expressed the possibility of having good relationships.

Obrador will remain the biggest challenge to reduce the financial dependence on the US. But according to the Washington Post news, trade warfare with America would prove to be appalling for Mexico. Mexico exported goods worth US $ 340 billion last year and imported US $ 276 billion worth of goods. Mexico’s largest trading partner is America. There is a significant bilateral agenda between the US and Mexico, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the two countries and Canada. On Monday, Lopez had said that he will remain prominent to discuss the deal. Trump had indicated a change in this deal so that American farmers could be benefited.