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Weekly Report - 05 September 2019 (WR-19-35)

MEXICO: López Obrador’s Informe ruffles feathers

Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador delivered his first state-of-the-nation address, Informe, on 1 September. It was by turns conciliatory and confrontational. López Obrador made overtures to the business sector but savaged the political opposition. The address took place against the backdrop of an unedifying spat within his ruling left-wing Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) for control of the senate and manoeuvring to retain the presidency of the lower chamber of congress in the face of opposition cries of authoritarianism.

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