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Weekly Report - 01 July 2021 (WR-21-26)

MEXICO: Change in government points to internal tension

There has been an eye-catching departure from the federal executive led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Coming after the 6 June midterm elections in which the ruling left-wing Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) failed to attain its objective of securing a two-thirds majority in the federal congress [WR-21-23], it has sparked speculation over whether it marks the exile from government of one of López Obrador’s closest aides, or whether it is a tactical reorganisation designed to underpin his political project, the so-called ‘fourth transformation’, in the federal congress.

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