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  1. Zugzwang
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    02 Jul '18 20:06
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/02/mexico-election-leftist-amlo-set-for-historic-landslide-victory

    "Mexico election: historic landslide victory for leftist Amlo."

    "A baseball-loving leftwing nationalist who has vowed to crack down on
    corruption, rein in Mexico’s war on drugs and rule for the poor has been
    elected president of Latin America’s second-largest economy

    Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a silver-haired 64-year-old who is best
    known as Amlo and counts Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn among his friends,
    was elected with at least 53% of the vote, according to a quick count by
    Mexico’s electoral commission."

    "As an estimated 89 million voters descended on polling stations on Sunday
    it became clear that Mexicans – fed up with political sleaze, soaring violence
    and poverty - had overwhelmingly voted for change and to reject the only
    two parties to hold the presidency since the end of one-party rule in 2000."
  2. Joined
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    02 Jul '18 21:18
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/02/mexico-election-leftist-amlo-set-for-historic-landslide-victory

    "Mexico election: historic landslide victory for leftist Amlo."

    "A baseball-loving leftwing nationalist who has vowed to crack down on
    corruption, rein in Mexico’s war on drugs and rule for the poor has been
    elected president of Latin Am ...[text shortened]... o reject the only
    two parties to hold the presidency since the end of one-party rule in 2000."
    Impressive voter turnout.
    Less than impressive voter turnout in US 2016 .....
    Well .... you know what happened there.