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Leftist Manuel López Obrador wins Mexico’s presidential election Updated for 2021

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Updated: February 27, 2021


Leftist Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador — who campaigned partly on a platform of standing up to President Trump — appeared the victor in Sunday’s polling following a concessions by his two main rivals, NPR reported on Sunday.

“With less than a third of the votes counted, López Obrador was polling about 48 percent to 27 percent for conservative candidate Ricardo Anaya and 16 percent for Jose Antonio Meade of the ruling Institutional Revolutionary (PRI) party,” NPR said.

“The tendency favors Andres Manuel López Obrador,” Anaya told his supporters minutes after Meade conceded. “I recognize his triumph.”

Pre-election polls had shown López Obrador, a 64-year-old former mayor of Mexico City, as a heavy favorite and exit polls indicated the trend in the early count was almost certain to hold

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