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Mexico’s Lopez Obrador To Start New Leftwing Party

September 10, 2012 By Staff

Top Story — Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the leftwing candidate in the last two presidential elections in Mexico, announced Sunday he will start a new political party. Speaking at Mexico City’s main square, the Zócalo, López Obrador said he left the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD, in Spanish) “on the best of terms.” He will now begin consultations to create a new party with the Movement for National Regeneration, which supported his bid for the presidency this year.

The news brings uncertainty to Mexico’s political left, which has rallied behind López Obrador in the last two elections.

Read more at the Associated Press.

Headlines from the Western Hemisphere

North America

  • Despite the decrease in Mexican immigration to the United States, shootings on the border continue.
  • Ex-President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo should be immune from a lawsuit filed in Connecticut over a massacre that took place during his presidency, the U.S. State Department is arguing in a court briefing.


Central America


Southern Cone

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