Over the last few weeks, I’ve spoken with lots of friends in Mexico. Sooner or later, we end up talking about Andrés Manuel López Obrador, or AMLO, or L.O. He is the candidate of Morena (his own very leftist party) and appears headed for a plurality victory between 25 and 30% in July.
“Every two years there will be a popular consultation to ask if you want me to remain in the presidency or if I should resign,” Lopez Obrador said, in a brief speech after formally registering his candidacy with electoral authorities. Mexican presidents are permitted only one term of six years, and the 64-year-old Lopez Obrador said last week he would not be seeking to change the law to allow him to run again.