Central Valley community reacts to new Mexican president

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In his third attempt for office on Sunday Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador become Mexicos newly elected president.


“In the last 70 years, no Mexican president had won with more than 31 or 33 percent,” said political analyst  Alfredo Cuellar.
 
Lopez Obrador won with more than 50 percent of the votes.
Cuellar said his promises to end corruption, and the violence that exists in that country helped Lopez Obrador become victorious.

“There’s high expectation for Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador there’s excitement in Mexico in 100 years we hadn’t had such an election,” said Cuellar.


Maria Cervantes voted from abroad and said this victory makes her feel optimistic about the future of Mexico.

“I feel very happy because we are making history because he wasn’t the only one who won but it was a victory for everyone because he is the change we needed,” said Cervantes.


Through a tweet, U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated the newly elected president.
Political analyst believe this shows the possibility of a better relationship between both countries.

“I believe Lopez Obrador will be able to establish a good position when it comes to talking about Mexico to the united states,” said Cuellar.

Lopez Obrador will start his six-year term on December first.

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