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Weekly Report - 06 June 2019 (WR-19-22)

Electoral triumphs bolster López Obrador amid US tariff threat

As the domestic political position of Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador goes from strength to strength he faces a major diplomatic challenge north of the border which will only intensify as his US peer Donald Trump gears up for a re-election bid. López Obrador scrambled to dispatch a negotiating team led by his foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, to Washington on 31 May after Trump suddenly announced the imposition of tariffs on all Mexican imports from 10 June on the grounds that the country’s efforts to curtail illegal immigration to the US had been insufficient. But López Obrador received an electoral palliative on 2 June when his left-wing Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) seized control of two state governorships from the right-wing Partido Acción Nacional (PAN) with emphatic victories.

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