Mexico: Lopez Obrador sworn in as first left-wing president since 1940

Newly-elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to put an end to corruption and high poverty rates in Mexico as he was sworn in at a ceremony in Mexico City on Saturday. He becomes Mexico's first leftist president since Lazaro Cardenas left office in 1940. President Lopez Obrador participated in traditional indigenous ceremonies on his first day as president — the first... Еще time a Mexican president has ever done so. «We’ll take care of all Mexicans, regardless of their beliefs, classes, organizations, sexes, political parties, economic or cultural sectors, but we’ll apply the principle that, for the good of all, the poor will be first,» Lopez Obrador told a cheering crowd of supporters. 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. Mandatory Credit: Gobierno De La Republica Mexico

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