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Mexico Swears In New President Lopez Obrador

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The former Mexico City mayor pledged on Saturday to end corruption and impunity to transform the nation on behalf of the poor and marginalised.

The 65-year-old, popularly known by his initials Amlo, won a Landslide victory in July – his third presidential bid.

he political veteran begins his six-year term with approval ratings of 56%. His predecessor Enrique Peña Nieto leaves office with only 24% – his administration was plagued with corruption scandals and murder rates reaching record-high levels.

President López Obrador inherits an immediate foreign policy issue – what to do about the thousands of Central American migrants camping on the US-Mexico border.

Foreign dignitaries including US Vice-President Mike Pence, first daughter Ivanka Trump and Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro attended the inauguration in the capital.

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