Mexico politics: Left-wing majority to lead Congress

Mexico’s new Congress has opened its first session and there appear to be changes in the status quo.

Mexico’s Congress is opening up its first legislative session under President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the Morena party.

This Congress looks different than its predecessors; there is a left-wing clear majority and as many female as male legislators for the first time in Mexico’s history.

The new government is expected to tackle several new policies, from anti-corruption measures to energy reform.

But it is political salaries and privileges that are expected to be the big target, with Morena berating a “rich, out-of-touch” political class during the campaign.

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports.