Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

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Person.png Andrés Manuel López Obrador   Keywiki Twitter WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Tepetitán, Tabasco, Mexico
Alma materNational Autonomous University of Mexico
ParentsAndrés López Ramón Manuela Obrador González
SpouseRocío Beltrán Medina
PartyInstitutional Revolutionary,  (1976–1989),  Democratic Revolution,  (1989–2012),  National Regeneration Movement,  (2012–present)

Employment.png President of Mexico

In office
1 December 2018 - Present

Employment.png President of the National Regeneration Movement

In office
20 November 2012 - 12 December 2017

Employment.png Head of Government of the Federal District

In office
5 December 2000 - 29 July 2005

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (born 13 November 1953), commonly referred to by his initials AMLO,[1] is a Mexican politician, sworn in as the 65th President of Mexico on Saturday 1 December 2018.[2]

AMLO won a crushing victory in the 1 July elections after two previous, unsuccessful runs for the presidency and he is the country's first leftist president for decadessince the Mexican Revolution to rise to prominence as a leftist leader. He sees his inauguration as a historic “fourth transformation” of Mexico, following independence from Spain, the liberal reforms that broke the church's dominance in the 1850s and the 1910-1917 revolution.[3]

Friend of Corbyn

AMLO: “my eternal friend Jeremy Corbyn"

On Friday 30 November 2018, Jeremy Corbyn was welcomed to Mexico as a guest of honour at the inauguration of Mr Lopez Obrador, who invited him as “my eternal friend” to spend “Inauguration Eve” at his ranch, where they held an impromptu press conference:

“Jeremy Corbyn is now with us,” Mr Lopez Obrador tweeted.[4]

AMLO attached a 5-minute video, in which he praises British-Mexican relations, and emphasises – in a pointed nod at one of the most pressing items on his agenda, the defence of migrants’ rights:

"We're Hispanics, but we've got good relationships with all people, and all nations. In particular we have excellent relationships with progressive movements around the world, especially in the UK.We're friends because progressive, democratic governments respect human rights - especially rights of migrants, who have the right to seek a better life.”

Jeremy Corbyn responded in Spanish:

"The union of our people is very important. And the union of all people, for human rights and justice."[5]

Inauguration speech

In his first speech to Congress, President López Obrador pledged:

“A peaceful and orderly transition, but one that is deep and radical ... because we will end the corruption and impunity that prevent Mexico's rebirth.
“I promise, and I'm a man of my word, that the investments of foreign and international investors will be safe, and we will even create conditions that will allow them to get good returns because in Mexico there will be honesty, rule of law, clear rules, economic growth and confidence.
“We are going to govern for everyone, but we are going to give preference to the most impoverished and vulnerable. For the good of all, the poor come first."[6]

President's priority

AMLO vows to put Mexico's indigenous communities first:

“It is a disgrace that our original communities live with oppression and racism, with poverty and marginalisation.”[7]

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  1. "Las 6 promesas económicas de AMLO". CNNExpansión. 5 November 2011. Archived from the original on 6 April 2012. Retrieved 17 July 2018. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  2. "López Obrador Continues His Presidential Crusade in Chiapas" (PDF). CSIS Hemisphere Focus. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 May 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  3. "Mexico's López Obrador sworn in as first leftist president in decades"
  4. “Jeremy Corbyn is now with us”
  5. "Jeremy Corbyn guest of honour on eve of populist Mexican president's inauguration"
  6. "Mexico's new President Lopez Obrador vows to transform country as he takes office"
  7. "AMLO vows to put Mexico's indigenous communities first"
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