Hundreds of thousands of supporters turned out for the swearing-in ceremony of new Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Saturday in Mexico City.
Mexico's first left-wing president in seven decades has been heralded by many as the start of a new change in the country with his promises of prioritising the needs of the poor and ending political corruption.
Olga Lidia Contreras Lopez... Еще, an Obrador supporter who attended the ceremony, said: «We believe in him, all of us. We are anxious for a change, for the 'fourth transformation' that he has put forward. I believe that the people of Mexico have to be with him in order to achieve the dream that we have as Mexicans.»
The new president takes office with approval ratings of 56 percent. The outgoing Enrique Pena Nieto left office after a six-year term with his rating hovering around 25 percent, following a presidency plagued by corruption scandals and record-high murder rates.