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.

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.