Interview with Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador

The Washington Post, 5/18/2012

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the presidential candidate of the left-leaning Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), is still bitter from his narrow loss to Felipe Calderónsix years ago. He now trails in the polls ahead of the July vote. He recently spoke with The Washington Post’s Lally Weymouth about the stakes in this vote. Excerpts:

Do you think the last election was stolen from you?

Yes.

Can you win this election?

Yes.

You are about 20 points behind in the polls. Does Enrique Peña Nieto need to make a big mistake for you to catch up?

It is not true that Peña is 20 points above me. It’s part of the management of the regime. They have control of the media, with few exceptions.

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