Mexican quake

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President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador giving his first victory speech at his campaign headquarters at the Hilton hotel in Mexico City on July 1. His wife, Beatriz Gutierrez Muller, is to hid right. Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP

Ricardo Anaya, the PAN candidate. He got 24 per cent of the votes. Photo: JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP

Jose Antonio Meade, the PRI candidate. He only got 21 per cent of the votes, the party’s worst showing to date. Photo: Ginnette Riquelme/REUTERS

Supporters of Obrador in Mexico City after his victory. Photo: Goran Tomasevic/REUTERS

Claudia Sheinbaum, MORENA’s candidate for Mayor of Mexico City, casting her vote. MORENA won this important post. As part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, she jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. Photo: Bernardo Montoya/AFP

The victory of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador and the leftist coalition led by MORENA, his new party, in the July 1 elections could possibly bring a breath of fresh air to Mexico and the region.
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