With Mexican President Vicente Fox’s single term due to expire in late 2006, a front-runner has emerged to succeed him: Andrés Manuel López Obrador. While it’s too early to predict the winner, López Obrador enjoys a 5 point lead in the polls over other contenders. The self-described “little ray of hope” for the poor resigned as Mexico City’s mayor on July 31 in order to hit the campaign trail. López Obrador has often clashed with the...
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