Andrés Manuel López Obrador

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador
65th President of Mexico
Assumed office
1 December 2018
Preceded byEnrique Peña Nieto
President of the National Regeneration Movement
In office
20 November 2015 – 12 December 2017
Preceded byMartí Batres
Succeeded byYeidckol Polevnsky Gurwitz
3rd Head of Government of Mexico City
In office
5 December 2000 – 29 July 2005
Preceded byRosario Robles
Succeeded byAlejandro Encinas Rodríguez (Acting)
Leader of the Party of the Democratic Revolution
In office
2 August 1996 – 10 April 1999
Preceded byPorfirio Muñoz Ledo
Succeeded byPablo Gómez Álvarez
Personal details
Born (1953-11-13) 13 November 1953 (age 70)[1]
Tepetitán, Mexico
Political partyNational Regeneration Movement (2012–present)
Other political
Institutional Revolutionary (Before 1989)
Democratic Revolution (1989–2012)
Rocío Beltrán Medina
(m. 1979; her death 2003)

Alma materNational Autonomous University of Mexico
WebsiteGovernment of Mexico
Youtube Channel
Presidential styles of
Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Reference styleHis Excellency
Presidente de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos
President of the United Mexican States
Spoken styleYour Excellency
Presidente de Mexico
President of Mexico
Alternative styleSeñor Presidente
"Mr. President"

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (Spanish: [anˌdɾes maˈnwel ˈlopes oβɾaˈðoɾ]; born 13 November 1953), also known as AMLO,[2][3] is a Mexican left-wing politician. He is the 65th and current President of Mexico since 1 December 2018.[4] He was the Head of Government of the Federal District from 2000 to 2005, before resigning in July 2005 to become a candidate in the 2006 presidential election. He lost the election.

López Obrador was a candidate in the 2012 presidential election as part of a coalition of the PRD, Labor Party and Citizens' Movement.[5] He finished second with 31.59% of the vote. He announced his resignation from the PRD on September 9, 2012.

He was the leader of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) and was the party's successful presidential candidate for the 2018 election.[6][7] He was seen as a frontrunner for the 2018 presidential elections.[8][9][10][11][12] He was elected President in a landslide victory on July 1, 2018 winning almost 54% of the vote.[13] He is the first president to win a majority of the vote since 1988.[14]

During his presidency, he has been seen as a progressive and has fought against corruption in the country.[15] However, many did not like how he handled the COVID-19 pandemic and deals with drug cartels.[16]

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Las 6 promesas económicas de AMLO". CNNExpansión. November 5, 2011. Archived from the original on April 6, 2012.
  3. Grayson, George W. "López Obrador Continues His Presidential Crusade in Chiapas" (PDF). CSIS Hemisphere Focus. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 17, 2013. Retrieved November 15, 2011.
  4. "Mexican leftist Lopez Obrador leads presidential race polls". Reuters. Retrieved January 8, 2018.[permanent dead link]
  5. "Semblanza de Andres Manuel López Obrador". MORENA. May 1, 2012. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  6. Phippen, J. Weston. "Mexico's Fiery Populist Savior May Be Too Good to Be True". The Atlantic. Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  7. Digital, Milenio. "¿A qué estados quiere AMLO mover las secretarías?". Milenio (in Spanish). Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  8. "Exclusive: Mexican leftist has 11-point lead ahead of 2018 election - poll". Reuters. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  9. "Hacia 2018, arranque cerrado a tres fuerzas". El Economista (in Spanish). Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  10. "Mexico presidential favorite puts himself at heart of security plan". Reuters. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  11. "AMLO lidera encuesta entre presidenciales". El Siglo de Durango (in Spanish). January 4, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  12. "Mexico's Presidential Front-Runner Proposes Urzua for Finance Minister". Bloomberg. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  13. Murray, Christine; Oré, Diego. "Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left". Reuters. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  14. Murray, Christine; Oré, Diego. "Mexican Lopez Obrador wins historic election landslide for left". Reuters. Retrieved 2 July 2018.
  15. Romero, Luis Gómez. "López Obrador Takes on Corruption and Poverty in Mexico Through Austerity". Pacific Standard. Retrieved 2022-02-19.
  16. Krauze, Enrique (2 July 2020). "Mexico's Ruinous Messiah". The New York Review of Books. ISSN 0028-7504. Retrieved 13 August 2020.