Mexican Regime Change Becomes Reality!

Electing a far-left president, voters have brought about Mexican regime change.

What will left-wing Mexican regime change mean for the U.S. border? I suppose we will soon find out. Mexico, for all it’s problems, had avoided the curse of a left-wing president for decades. Now that record is broken.

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The Conservative Tree House summarized Obrador’s positions:

Primary platform points:  ♦Amnesty to all drug cartels.  ♦No longer will work with U.S. immigration enforcement.  ♦Nationalize oil industry.  ♦Farm subsidies. ♦Elimination of multinational corporate influence on farming.  ♦Support and assistance for economic growth plan: using •mass migration of Mexican nationals into Southern U.S., •create AmeriMex border region, and •remittance of earnings back to Mexico as initiative for rapid domestic economic growth.

Bloomberg reports, “Mexico’s Lopez Obrador Wins Presidential Vote as Rivals Concede.

Mexicans have elected Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as their first left-wing president in decades, according to exit polls that showed him headed for a landslide victory over two business-friendly rivals.

A survey by El Financiero showed Lopez Obrador with 49 percent of the vote. Ricardo Anaya, leader of a right-left coalition, had 27 percent and Jose Antonio Meade, the candidate of the incumbent PRI party, was on 18 percent. Other exit polls after Sunday’s vote projected a similar outcome. Even though no official results are due for more than two hours, the numbers were decisive enough for the leftist’s two main challengers to acknowledge his victory.

“According to the polling trends, it was Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who won,” said Meade, whose party has governed Mexico for most of the past century. Soon afterwards it was Anaya’s turn to make a televised address to the nation. “I recognize his triumph,” he said, adding that he’d called Lopez Obrador to congratulate him.

Lopez Obrador […] has led throughout this campaign. He’s riding a public revolt against entrenched corruption, rampant violence and an economy that’s failed to deliver higher living standards — especially for the poor, about half of Mexico’s 125 million population.

His strong showing fits with a global trend of anti-establishment politics, from gains by parties of the left and right in Europe to Donald Trump’s presidency in the U.S. There are also regional echoes: Mexico is one of the few countries in Latin America that hasn’t had a leftist government in recent decades.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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