Left-leaning populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador easily won Mexico’s presidential election Sunday, according to exit polls, a victory portending change and potentially upending of the country’s political order.
All of his major rivals conceded quickly after polls closed at 9 p.m. Eastern.
An exit poll from news outlet El Financiero put López Obrador’s support at 49 percent — 22 points ahead of this closest rival, Ricardo Anaya of a left-right coalition. (USA Today)
Newly elected Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador ("AMLO"), running for "Juntos haremos historia" party, cheers his supporters at the Zocalo Square after winning general elections, in Mexico City, on July 1 #AFP #AFPMexico #EleccionesMexico2018 pic.twitter.com/uLtPMLouQy
— AFPMexico (@AFPMexico) July 2, 2018
This is AMLO mania: Men and women screaming at the top of their lungs for him here in the main square of Mexico City. People dancing, hands on their heads in disbelief, children singing on the shoulders of their parents. #EleccionesMexico2018 pic.twitter.com/0bRJpdNrLr
— Chrissie Murray (@chrissiemurray) July 2, 2018
— Jan-Albert Hootsen (@jahootsen) July 2, 2018