AMLO’s Ruling Party Sees Support in Mexico City Crumble

06/07/2021

Source: Bloomberg

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s Morena party saw its dominance in Mexico City crumble in Sunday’s midterms, as some in the country’s educated classes turned against the government.

Having previously ruled 12 of Mexico City’s 16 districts, Morena looks like it will take home few more than half of them this week.

Fed up with entrenched corruption, many educated Mexicans voted for the populist Lopez Obrador in 2018 but have since been put off by his nationalism and bombastic rhetoric. The divide in Mexico City encapsulates that of the country, as the working class eastern part of the city backed the president’s party, while the richer western side voted for the opposition.

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