Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
Dec 01, 2012 16:57 EST
Mexico's new President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged Saturday to reduce the poverty and violence plaguing his country after a rowdy swearing-in ceremony marked by protests inside and outside Congress.
Dec 01, 2012 11:40 EST
Hundreds of protesters clashed with police outside Mexico's congress Saturday ahead of Enrique Pena Nieto's presidential inauguration, tossing Molotov cocktails while officers responded with tear gas.
Dec 01, 2012 02:31 EST
Mexico's incoming president Enrique Pena Nieto was set take the reins of power early Saturday, inheriting a country full of economic promise but beset by a brutal drug war.
Sep 11, 2012 08:52 EDT
After failing yet again to capture the presidency, Mexico's left is undergoing a political divorce as its champion in the last two elections, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, goes his own way.
Sep 09, 2012 16:48 EDT
With 100,000 people chanting "revolution," Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador urged supporters Sunday to consider forming a new party and peacefully defy president-elect Enrique Pena Nieto.
Aug 31, 2012 21:09 EDT
Mexico's Enrique Pena Nieto called for national unity Friday as he was officially named president-elect after a two-month legal feud, but his leftist rival refused to concede defeat.
Aug 31, 2012 16:31 EDT
Enrique Pena Nieto was finally declared Mexico's president-elect on Friday after a two-month legal fight, but his leftist rival refused to accept the result and called for a rally.
Aug 31, 2012 15:35 EDT
Mexico's electoral tribunal on Friday declared Enrique Pena Nieto the winner of the July 1 presidential election, one day after dismissing his leftist rival's bid to scrap the result.
Aug 31, 2012 12:44 EDT
Mexico's defeated leftist leader Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called for civil disobedience Friday after a court rejected his bid to overturn Enrique Pena Nieto's presidential election win.
Aug 30, 2012 23:53 EDT
Mexico's electoral tribunal unanimously rejected a left-wing bid to overturn the July 1 presidential election victory of Enrique Pena Nieto.
Aug 30, 2012 16:30 EDT
Mexico's electoral court prepared Thursday to rule on a left-wing bid to overturn the presidential election win of Enrique Pena Nieto, as metal fences were placed around the tribunal to keep protesters out.
Jul 22, 2012 19:06 EDT
Thousands of demonstrators marched through Mexico City in protest Sunday at the presidential election victory of Enrique Pena Nieto, whom his leftist rival has accused of massive vote-buying.
Jul 14, 2012 06:19 EDT
Enrique Pena Nieto may have won Mexico's presidential election, but charges filed by his main opponent in an electoral court threaten to undermine his legitimacy even before taking office.
Jul 10, 2012 18:21 EDT
Enrique Pena Nieto on Tuesday fiercely defended his victory in Mexico's presidential election, amid calls for an investigation into vote buying allegations.
Jul 10, 2012 14:39 EDT
President Felipe Calderon's conservative National Action Party (PAN) will formally request that electoral officials probe allegations of vote buying in Mexico's July 1 presidential election.
Jul 09, 2012 01:28 EDT
The party of the leftist candidate who came in second in Mexico's presidential election said it would challenge the results, which gave a win to Enrique Pena Nieto, in the Electoral Court.
Jul 08, 2012 13:05 EDT
Mexico's incoming president Enrique Pena Nieto called Sunday for a "new debate" on the drug war raging in his country and urged the United States to play a "fundamental role" in the review.
Jul 07, 2012 22:26 EDT
Tens of thousands of demonstrators marched through Mexico City against the presidential election win of Enrique Pena Nieto, accusing him and his party of widespread vote-buying.
Jul 07, 2012 02:10 EDT
Activists opposed to the victory of Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico's presidential election have called for a national "megamarch" Saturday to protest the results.
Jul 06, 2012 18:14 EDT
Enrique Pena Nieto decisively won Mexico's presidential vote, a final official tally issued Friday showed, but he must still overcome legal challenges -- including claims he "bought" the election.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Andrés Manuel López Obrador|
5 December 2000 – 29 July 2005
|Preceded by||Rosario Robles|
1996 – 1999
|Preceded by||Porfirio Muñoz Ledo|
|Succeeded by||Pablo Gómez Álvarez|
|Born||November 13, 1952 |
|Political party||Institutional Revolutionary Party (1976-1988)|
Party of the Democratic Revolution (1989- )
|Spouse(s)||Rocío Beltrán Medina (1979-2003†)|
Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (2006)
|Profession||Politician / Activist|