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Mexico's President-Elect Works to Solidify Power

Aug 30, 2018 | 12:00 GMT
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference to announce Marcelo Ebrard's appointment as foreign minister on July 5 in Mexico City.

Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a press conference to announce Marcelo Ebrard's appointment as foreign minister on July 5 in Mexico City. As he assumes power, Lopez Obrador's first task will be to consolidate his power.

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With a transfer of government just over the horizon, Mexico's domestic political scene is in for some monumental changes. On Dec. 1, power will pass to President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and his political alliance. The coalition, led by the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), has never previously held the presidency...

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