Despite Numerous Setbacks, Mexico’s ‘Legitimate President’ Persists

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GUADALAJARA, Mexico — A year after losing Mexico’s contested presidential election, runner up Andrés Manuel López Obrador has largely fallen out of view and it’s unclear whether he can stage a comeback. But he can certainly still draw a crowd. Last month, on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the vote he narrowly lost, López Obrador beckoned his followers to Mexico City’s enormous Zocalo (town square) for a rally, where the self-proclaimed “legitimate president of Mexico” once again branded the election fraudulent, invoked a new theory to explain his defeat and railed against proposed economic reforms. He also promoted […]

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