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Mexico leftist aims to go it alone on bid for presidency

Monday, June 12, 2017

Mexico's leftist Morena party chief Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ruled out aligning with other traditional political parties in the run-up to the 2018 presidential elections because, he said, they were “nothing more than opportunist mercenaries”.

He said he was referring to Mexico's biggest political parties, including President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party, the PRI), the centre-right PAN and the leftwing PRD.

Lopez Obrador, a divisive figure with nationalist leanings, has led a number of early polls for the 2018 presidential vote has twice been a runner-up for Mexico's presidency.

Source: Reuters