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Reports Show Lopez Obrador With Landlside Win in Mexico Election

At the same time, he also hopes to persuade Trump to help develop Mexico and Central America in order to contain illegal migration.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wont the Mexico exit polls Sunday. "The people are fed up".

Motorists are cruising up and down the central Paseo de la Reforma honking horns to the tune of "Viva Mexico!" and waving Mexican flags from auto windows and moonroofs.

In place of police outriders, a half dozen television cameramen on motorcycles buzzed around Lopez Obrador's auto en route to a meeting with outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto at the National Palace in the heart of Mexico City.

Jose Antonio Meade, 49, is Mexico's former finance minister. He conceded defeat in a televised speech.

Beyond that, Lopez Obrador's cabinet picks, who will be responsible for much of the negotiation, signal an interest in a successful renegotiating of NAFTA. Rivals have warned he could set the country back with his interventionist economic policy.

Lopez Obrador won thanks to overwhelming anger at the status quo and his success at presenting himself as an agent of change.

Lopez Obrador was eager to call for national unity and praised Pena Nieto for not interfering in the campaign. Trump spent a half-hour on the phone with Lopez Obrador on Monday, and told reporters afterwards that the conversation went well.

Surveys conducted by Consulta Mitofsky and Televisa forecast gubernatorial wins for allies of the Morena party in Chiapas, Morelos, Tabasco and Veracruz, and for head of government in Mexico City.

Ricardo Anaya, National Action Party (PAN), 24 percent. His allies are warning even before Sunday's presidential vote that there better not be any amusing business. Exit polls for the presidential race have not yet been released.

Officials estimated voter turnout at 63 percent among the 89 million people who were eligible to vote in Mexico's biggest-ever elections.

A total of 145 politicians - most local figures - have been killed in Mexico since September.

Ediane Da Costa Pereira is a Brazilian who became a naturalized citizen in Mexico and voted Sunday in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego.

Compared with his predecessors, Lopez Obrador is likely to be more focused on domestic economic issues than on settling trade issues with the United States, O'Neil said.

Carlos Urzua, Lopez Obrador's pick to be his finance minister when he takes office on December 1, told Reuters on Monday that the new government will aim to reform the pension system and to reduce costs at Pemex during its six-year term. At a Los Angeles rally previous year, AMLO said that "the wall and the demagoguery of patriotism are no match for the dignity and humanity of the American people". Jaime "El Bronco" Rodriguez fought for attention with a horse-mounted "everyman" campaign and by tossing out policy bombs like his proposal to cut off the hands of public officials caught stealing. The outgoing Mexican president, Enrique Pena Nieto, has twice cancelled plans to visit Washington over Trump's ongoing insistence that Mexico pay for the wall.

"We're in the midst of this tit-for-tat tariff war, and that could go either way", Miles said. They said they are concerned about problems ranging from crime to corruption in their country. Lorenzo Cordova says only four of the 156,807 polling places failed to open.

"The incoming Lopez Obrador administration has espoused a range of potentially radical policies, alongside a commitment to fiscal rectitude and other credit positive measures, including control of corruption".

Even so, the peso weakened around 1 per cent against the dollar and Mexico's S&P/BMV IPC benchmark stock index was also down nearly 1.5 per cent as exit polls showed Lopez Obrador's MORENA party performed strongly in the elections, which were also for members of Congress.

While the left-leaning candidate holds a commanding lead in polls, voters who don't like him also lined up early.

"There are just two ways of dealing with this, one is to increase taxes, the other is to reduce benefits", he said.

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