Mexican voters to pick president and more than 18,000 other officials

Supporters of Mexico's presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador standing for the

Trump shared a 30-minute phone call with Obrador, during which the two discussed trade, border security, and the possibility of a bilateral Mexico-U.S. trade deal.

This is the first presidential election for Lopez Obrador's party, the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), which has formed a coalition with the left-wing Labor Party and right-wing Social Encounter Party. "There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico".

"This is the institution of the presidency of the republic, this isn't just one person", a journalist said, asking Lopez Obrador if he would change his strategy.

Lopez Obrador spoke to the crowd there around midnight, saying to loud applause: "Today one stage has ended and we are going to begin another one - we are going to transform Mexico!" We are always going to seek for there to be an agreement.

On the heels of a resounding victory, Mexico's new president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has pledged that his economic team will "study" excessive labor costs, corruption and investments at state-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX).

Lopez Obrador took between 53 and 53.8 per cent of the vote. Ricardo Anaya of the centre-right PAN was a distant second at 22.6% and Jose Antonio Meade of the centre-left ruling PRI party at 15.6%.

Polimnia Romana Sierra organized Lopez Obrador's six-member, all-female security detail when he served as Mexico City mayor from 2000 to 2006.

He said contracts obtained under energy reforms passed under President Enrique Pena Nieto will be scrutinized for any corruption or illegality, but otherwise contracts will be honored.




Going into Monday it was unclear whether Lopez Obrador had done enough to secure the first outright majority in Congress in over 20 years, with pollsters' early estimates suggesting he was close in the lower house but farther away in the Senate.

Lopez Obrador won thanks to overwhelming anger at the status quo and his success at presenting himself as an agent of change.

Furious at spiraling corruption and violence, Mexican voters unleashed a political quake Sunday by electing a leftist firebrand as president and giving him a broad mandate to overthrow the political establishment and govern for the poor.

"We want to meet with transition officials and give them an idea of how we are fighting for a new trade agreement, and then we want to listen and hear to see how we can help in working on a strategy forward", said Mosely, adding that energy and other Texas-based investments will prove key to Mexico's economic development. In the event that President Trump continues his harmful and hurtful rhetoric and policies against Mexico and Mexicans, AMLO will have no choice but to take a strong stance. Talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico to revise the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been hard. "That is what brought us to this".

Lopez Obrador vows to improve Mexicans' lives by ending corruption and years of drug violence, while also reducing the wealth gap.

AMLO ran on a nationalist ticket and promised to be a lot less conciliatory than his predecessor towards the United States, should he win the election.

"In the case of Mexico, obviously we share a border with them (and) this president has made very clear about building that wall and having Mexico pay for it", the aide, Kellyanne Conway, said on Fox News.

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