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International reactions following Ándres Manuel López Obrador's overwhelming victory
Presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador gestures as he addresses supporters after polls closed in the presidential election, in Mexico City, Mexico - Photo: Goran Tomasevic/REUTERS

International reactions following Ándres Manuel López Obrador's overwhelming victory

02/07/2018
16:15
Newsroom & Agencies
Mexico City
REUTERS
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Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s Presidency in a landslide victory on Sunday, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in the country’s democratic history

Andrés Manuel López Obrador won Mexico’s Presidency in a landslide victory on Sunday, setting the stage for the most left-wing government in the country’s democratic history.

The 64-year-old former Mexico City mayor won with the widest margin in a presidential election since the 1980s, according to an official quick count that showed him taking more than half the vote—some 30 points ahead of his nearest rival.

Rivals Ricardo Anaya, a former head of the National Action Party (PAN), and ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate José Antonio Meade, conceded defeat within minutes of exit polls.

On Twitter, public officials around the world have congratulated the leftist on his victory.

U.S. President Donald Trump wrote:

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, issued a statement on the results of the Mexican Presidential Election:

French President Emmanuel Macron wrote in French: "My warmest congratulations to Andrés Manuel López Obrador for his beautiful democratic victory in Mexico."

UK Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the leftist as well: 

Pedro Sanchéz, Prime Minister of Spain; Nicolás Maduro, President of VenezuelaSebastián Piñera, President of Chile; Juan Manuel Santos, President of ColombiaJuan Carlos Varela, President of Panama; Lenín Moreno, President of EcuadorJuan Orlando H., President of Honduras, and Jimmy Morales, President of Guatemala  congratulated ​Andrés Manuel López Obrador following his ​overwhelming victory.
 

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