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Mexico | López Obrador’s Moment

It took Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) 12 years to become president-elect of Mexico, making history for Mexico’s Left as his party’s coalition also achieves a legislative majority. But the struggle has only just begun.

by Steve Ellner

Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s sweeping victory in Mexico’s July 1 general elections came as no surprise, but the absolute majority won by his Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (MORENA) party and its allies in the congressional contests was hardly a foregone conclusion. In an electoral landslide, López Obrador, popularly known as AMLO, pulled in 53 percent of the popular vote. AMLO’s win on Sunday contrasts with his presidential bids in 2006 and 2012 when his competitors barely eked out dubious wins over him.

Mexico | Mexico: Latin American, World Leaders React to AMLO’s Victory

Several ex-Latin American leaders and other left-leaning politicians from around the world showed support for AMLO ahead of his victory at the polls.

Several former and current heads of state and government congratulated Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) on his stunning victory in Sunday’s general elections, where preliminary results showed he would win the Presidential election with over 50% of the votes cast.

Turkey | Erdogan wins Turkish presidential elections

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was re-elected president of Turkey on Sunday in a hotly contested vote that will see him take the helm of an enhanced presidential system.

With 52.55 percent of the vote, the long-standing president won without the need for a second round in the presidential elections, although critics argued that conditions were lacking for a free and fair vote.

Brazil | Lula and the battle for democracy in Brazil

A ‘soft coup’ is underway in Brazil. The United States has become increasingly emboldened in tightening their grip on protecting their interests in the region at the expense of democracy and the people’s sovereignty to choose their own governments. Accusations of corruption with no evidence and the imprisonment of the leading candidate, Lula of the Workers’ Party, have cast a somber cloud over the upcoming October elections. Through a variety of tactics, Brazil’s democracy is under siege.

Colombia elects peace process opponent as president

by Adriaan Alsema

Colombia’s voters on Sunday elected Ivan Duque, an inexperienced dynasty politician, to lead the country through an ongoing peace process he has vehemently opposed.