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Mexico votes to continue president’s 'transformation' in biggest elections ever

Wyatt Reed
Press TV, Mexico City

The Morena party of Mexican President Lopez Obrador emerged victorious in the largest elections in the nation’s history-a result which he said left him feeling “happy, happy, happy.” 

Along with their allies, Morena took home between 265 and 292 of the 500 seats in the lower house of Congress. Though the vote did mark a reduction in the coalition’s strength both within the Chamber of Deputies and in the capital of Mexico City, it seems their gains elsewhere more than make up for the losses. 

Corporate media has presented the results of the elections in Mexico as a significant defeat for President Amlo, but the races for governorships tell a different story. In the 15 seats that were up for grabs, Amlo’s Morena party went home victorious in eleven, despite holding just one previously.

The president went on to cheer the results as a win not just for his movement, but for the country’s burgeoning democratic institutions.

Just two days later, US Vice President Kamala Harris met with Obrador and heralded what she called “a new era” between the United States and Mexico after a discussion that reportedly focused on border security and the countries’ response to the Covid pandemic.

For those looking to wrest control of the government away from Amlo and undo his efforts to transform Mexico, both the meeting and the election were further reminders that after just three years in office, the president and his political party are very much the dominant political force in the country.

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