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'This is a massive victory for Lopez Obrador,' says France 24's Robert Parsons

Furious at spiraling corruption and violence, Mexican voters unleashed a political earthquake Sunday by electing leftist firebrand Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as president and giving him a broad mandate to overthrow the political establishment and govern for the poor. A late-night official quick count from electoral authorities forecast that Lopez Obrador would win with between 53 percent and 53.8 percent of the vote, a remarkable margin not seen in Mexico for many years.

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