Leftist Lopez Obrador Wins Mexican Presidential Election

The Presidential election in Mexico has been decided, with Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (a leftist candidate also known as AMLO) being elected, who got a grand portion of votes from the 12 million Mexicans that voted from within the United States of America.

However, Lopez Obrador may just come to have a tough time with a leftist agenda or view when it comes to dealing with the saviour of the free world, President Donald Trump. In saying that, Trump congratulated Obrador on his win and he said, “I look very much forward to working with him.”

Lopez Obrador campaigned with every chance that he could to criticise Trump’s immigration policies in order to garner more votes, and he said that everyone should have the right to immigrate to the US.

However, immigration is immigration and illegal immigration is illegal immigration, but try telling that to Leftists, Socialists and Democrats, who pine for open borders and other very harmful ideologies that ultimately undermine the rule of law.

Lopez Obrador is the first candidate from the left-wing political coalition Juntos Haremos Historia to win presidential power in Mexico. One wonders if George Soros may have had a hand in his campaign win. We don’t know, but it’s just a thought… 

The newly elected President of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. Credit:AFP/ Getty Images

Last night, a quick count from the electoral authorities saw a clear winner with Obrador, with a forecast showing that Mr. Lopez Obrador won with between 53% and 53.8% of the vote, which was a remarkable percentage never before seen in Mexico. 

Obrador’s election rivals conceded defeat shortly before the polls closed, and President Donald Trump tweeted with interest at the news, “Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on becoming the next President of Mexico. I look very much forward to working with him. There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!”

So, did Mexico elect a obstructionist leftist president, or did they elect somebody with sense? That remains to be seen, but Obrador had previously stated that it is “a human right” for people from around the world to resettle in America. Well, does he suggest that illegally crossing the border to pick up benefits, vote Democrat and not pay taxes, as a human right?

As reported by ElUniversal, Lopez Obrador went as far as to say, “Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their towns to find life in the United States; it’s a human right we will defend.”

The US is expected to conduct a phone call with the new government of Mexico on Monday, but Trump has already aptly suggested putting higher taxes on imported cars from south of the border, as a sweetener, if tensions should arise with Lopez Obrador.

President Trump tweeted his congratulations shortly after it became clear AMLO would win. Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Upon his election win, Obrador announced, “Today one stage has ended and we are going to begin another one – we are going to transform Mexico!”

There is hope for a good relationship with President Donald Trump after Obrador said that he will seek ‘”friendship and respect” with the United States, and that he will seek to fix the root cause of inequality and poverty, stating that, “Peace and tranquility are the fruits of justice.”

Hopefully, this means that Lopez Obrador will be massively tough on the Mexican drug cartels, whom are wreaking havoc in the country, but somehow we don’t know if this is something that he will be hardline on. That really remains to be seen, but he said that individual rights and property rights would be guaranteed, and respect for the autonomy of the Bank of Mexico will maintain financial and fiscal discipline.

There will be no confiscation or expropriation of assets. … Eradicating corruption will be the principal mission.”

Lopez Obrador said that he wants to broker a deal with Trump to rein in illegal immigration for economic support, saying before even casting his vote, after a bunch of candidate supporters clashed and many a thrown allegation had already occurred between the candidates. Lopez said, “With all my heart, I want today’s election to take place without violence.”

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers his victory speech in Mexico City’s main square. Credit: AP

As soon as the election is over, we will begin a period of national reconciliation.”

With murders and Mexican drug cartels being a far worse problem than ever before, Lopez Obrador faces massive challenges in Mexico, with the crime and murder rates being the worst that they have ever been.

However, with his campaign promises of “the corrupt regime is coming to its end” and messages such as “the end of the mafia of power is upon us”, will Lopez Obrador fulfil his promises which sparked interest in the public’s voting, or was it just domestic fighting talk?

Lopez Obrador pined with the concerns of the poor and said, “We represent modernity forged from below”, but now that he has won the election, what can he really do to fix the corruption and crime in Mexico?  

With murders spiralling out of control, Mexican drug cartels running rampant, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and illegal immigration aplenty, is it really any surprise that President Donald Trump is seeking a rightful border wall? We think not, so build the wall!


Story by The Narrator

Featured Photo Credit: The Daily Beast

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