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In Mexico, What Lopez Obrador’s Symbolic Electoral Win Means for His Political Agenda

MIN READApr 12, 2022 | 20:40 GMT

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks at a graph during his daily press conference in Mexico City on April 11, 2022.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador looks at a graph during his daily press conference in Mexico City on April 11, 2022.

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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's symbolic victory in the recall referendum he initiated, along with a temporary period of increased collaboration with the opposition, could help cement his government's political agenda. According to a rapid count, Lopez Obrador won an April 10 recall referendum with 90.3 to 91.9% of the vote. While voter turnout was between 17 and 18.2% and failed to meet the 40% threshold to make it legally binding, it was a political victory for Lopez Obrador, who organized the recall referendum as a public litmus check a little over halfway through his six-year term....

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