Leftist candidate sweeps to victory in Mexico, marking major shift

  • Leftist candidate sweeps to victory in Mexico, marking major shift

Leftist candidate sweeps to victory in Mexico, marking major shift

Interested in Donald Trump? Maine Republican Senator Susan Collins and South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham both say they'll oppose any nominee who is openly hostile to Roe v. Wade.

He has also been critical of Mr Trump in the past revealing exactly what he thinks of the US President's border wall. But he now supports reaching an agreement with the United States and Canada, though talks have been stalled over Trump administration demands for higher US content and a "sunset clause" in the 1994 trade agreement.

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC that Mexico "needs some sort of an arrangement" given its dependence on American consumers and businesses, having shipped $314 billion in goods to the United States a year ago.

The idea of an amnesty has divided voters, with a poll this year showing that more than 7 in 10 Mexicans rejected it.

Mexicans have largely called for change in the run-up to these elections.

Mexico's new president will have to deal with his United States counterpart, President Donald Trump, along with his threats to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement and his calls for the construction of a border wall.

"We're looking at a shift in Mexican politics", he explained.

In addition to calling President Trump "erratic and arrogant", a two-time failed presidential candidate published a book condemning Trump's plan to build a wall on the southern USA border. That's hard to imagine. This commitment appears inherently and unmistakably anti-Mexican.

AMLO's critics and much of the global media have portrayed AMLO as a populist, similar to Trump both for his populism and his personality.

Recall referendums have a checkered past in Latin America, where political control has often swung between the left and right. (In critics' eyes, this is best symbolized by the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez). We'll see what happens. In a post-election speech, however, he has taken a more concilliatory tone saying he would like to "pursue a relationship of friendship and co-operation with the United States, always rooted in mutual respect and in the defence of our fellow Mexicans who live and work honourably in that country".

The next president is unlike most of his predecessors in many ways: Devoutly religious, he is a career activist instead of a lawyer, military officer or businessman, and the first president in a century to speak in a marked regional accent, from his native Tabasco state in Mexico's tropical lowlands.

In June, Obrador called for a flood of immigrants to enter the U.S.to protest the border crisis and claim their "human right".

Although AMLO holds a firm stance on immigration policies, he said he wants a healthy diplomacy with the U.S.

Voters decided in their millions to turn their backs on the two parties which have ruled Mexico for nearly 100 years, and finally give him a chance - sending his supporters into a frenzy.

And what to make of Trump's propensity for erratic behavior in matters involving Mexico?

And he paid tribute to the role in the campaign played by outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto and the media, both of which have felt the bite of his scorn in the past.

A majority of Mexicans seem to have exhausted of being "America's backyard".

According to a poll by Oraculus, Lopez Obrador was favored by 48.1 percent of voters. In so doing, perhaps Mexico could become a front yard of the world.