What Mexico’s election results mean for future of Mexican politics, NAFTA and relations with the US

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, salutes attendants after his virtual victory in the elections for the Presidency of Mexico in the Media Center at the Hilton Hotel on July 1, 2018 in Mexico City, Mexico.

Yet another populist candidate was elected to a presidency this weekend, this time in Mexico where leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador, often referred to as AMLO, was elected in a landslide on Sunday night.

Obrador ran on a campaign to end corruption and fight back against rampant violence, and capitalized on a pervasive feeling of disenfranchisement among many voters who felt left out or forgotten about by the political establishment. It’s the third time Obrador has run for president after unsuccessful bids in 2006 and 2012. But between the populist wave of frustration among…

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