14 | OCT | 2019
The President gets ready for his first governmental report
President López Obrador is taking the weekend off - Photo: Berenice Fregoso/EL UNIVERSAL

The President gets ready for his first governmental report

21/08/2019
10:33
Mexico City
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The President gets ready for his first governmental report

We've been told that President López Obrador is taking the weekend off but if you think he's tired, you're mistaken. We've been told that the President will spend the weekend in his state in Palenque, Chiapas and that he won't participate in any public event because he will focus on his first government report, due on September 1 and will also work on his speech to celebrate the occasion. The President will give his speech in the morning and later that day, Interior Minister Olga Sánchez Cordero will take the report to the lower chamber.

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