Mexico, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) The third time was the lucky one for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who won convincingly the Mexican presidency for the next six years.
Lopez Obrador’s three most important contenders recognized his victory. The nearest rival, Jose Antonio Meade, candidate for the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), of the outgoing president Enrique Peña Nieto, together with nominees of the Green Party and New Alliance.
Meade did not wait for official results to be announced and with this puts the rope around the neck of Ricardo Anaya, of the coalition Frente por Mexico, second contestant according to the survey company Mitofsky-Televisa, results given by that television network.
Lopez Obrador wins with a comfortable lead -between 43 and 49 percent- and with him also won the coalition Junto Haremos Historia, but above all the Movimiento de Regeneracion Nacional (Morena), which he founded and is the most recently created party.
Morena obtained advances very important which will launch it as first political force in the country. It did not govern in any federal entity and today the surveys give it the governor posts of Tabasco, Chiapas, Veracruz, Morelos and that of Mexico City.
According to projections, results will also have a strong impact in the Congress of the Union, where its members of parliament and senators will be multiplied.
The big losers were PRI, the Partido Accion Nacional (PAN), of the presidential candidate Ricardo Anaya and that of the Revolucion Democratica, whose top leaders leaning to the right with the PAN.
Morena was today an earthquake, said an analyst here, although Lopez Obrador has promised gradual change, orderly but blunt for the country, from which he expects ‘to banish the power mob’.
In the economy, he pretends to keep a macroeconomic balance, but also carry out measures for social benefit of the destitute, among them the elderly, the youth and laborers of Mexican agriculture.
Lopez Obrador’s victory will have an international impact, but above all, in the continent.
Mexico goes left when rightwing governments are majority in the Organization of American States and the so-called group of Lima, with the open intervention against Venezuela and silent accomplice about situations as those in Brazil, Argentina with great social volatility.