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López Obrador certified as next president of Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico — The Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation has officially declared president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador as the next president of Mexico.

The tribunal says that López Obrador officially obtained 53.20 percent of the votes, which is equivalent to 30,110,377 votes. The votes were recounted across the country’s more than 300 municipalities where 63.43 percent of registered voters voted.

“The election of the president of the United States of Mexico is valid. Citizen Andrés Manuel López Obrador satisfies the eligibility requirements established in articles 82 and 83 of the Federal Constitution, for which he is declared president-elect to hold office from December 1, 2018 to September 30, 2024,” they said in a statement.

They say that López Obrador will become the president with the largest number of votes in the country’s contemporary history, a figure that had not been seen since the presidency of Miguel de la Madrid in 1982.

On Wednesday, Andrés Manuel López Obrador received a certificate that accredits him as president-elect for the six-year period.

The certificate was presented by president of the Superior Court Room, Janine Madeline Otálora Malassis, who said that the country is experiencing a historic moment in terms of democracy.