Mexico City, Mexico — Celebrations have begun early for Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has come out with a large lead in votes already counted.
Early counts show the presidential candidate of the coalition Together We Will Make History, has received more than 32 million votes, representing 51 percent of the votes cast during the July 1 elections.
Ricardo Anaya Cortés of the Por México al Frente coalition, has come in a distant second with around 14 million votes, representing 23 percent of those who voted.
José Antonio Meade Kuribreña currently stands in third position with approximately 18 percent of votes. In a distant fourth is the final candidate, independent Jaime Rodríguez Calderón, who managed to gain around 4 percent of the votes.
Although votes are still being counted, both Argentina and Bolivia have already sent their congratulations to the presumed new president of Mexico.
The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has already congratulated the leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador for his virtual victory in the presidential elections in Mexico.
“Our warmest congratulations to the brother-elect president @lopezobrador_ for his overwhelming victory in the elections in Mexico. We are sure that your government will write a new page in the history of Latin American dignity and sovereignty.”
“Argentina highlights this new expression of democratic maturity of Mexicans who have expressed their willingness to continue their development and progress by placing their trust in the leadership of Andrés Manuel López Obrador,” said the Foreign Ministry in a statement.
Although celebrations have begun, votes will continue to be counted and official figures released as they come in from each state.