Which opposition lawmaker will support President López Obrador?

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Which opposition lawmaker will support President López Obrador?
At least one lawmaker from the opposition will become President López Obrador’s best friend - Photo: Ivan Stephens/EL UNIVERSAL
English 30/04/2020 10:58 Mexico City Off the Record Actualizada 11:13

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Which opposition lawmaker will support President López Obrador?

At least one lawmaker from the opposition will become President López Obrador’s best friend but the name of the lawmaker won’t be revealed until Friday. Tomorrow, the permanent commission will vote if they establish an extraordinary period so that they can discuss and vote the Federal Financial Responsibility Law, which will allow the President to modify the 2020 Budget after an economic crisis is declared. Since Morena has the necessary number of votes in both chambers, everything depends on the permanent commission, where one opposition lawmaker will have to show their loyalty to the President. Who will it be?

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