The Mexican presidential candidate vowing to fight for the poor

Former mayor of Mexico City Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is riding wave of populist support before upcoming election.

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    In less than a week, Mexicans will go to the polls amid a turbulent period defined by drug violence, corruption and a stagnant economy. Those conditions have given rise to veteran leftist politician Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who is riding a wave of populist support on his third attempt at the presidency.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports on the former mayor of Mexico City who has long polarised opinions.


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