WORLD Mexico's president-elect certified as election winner

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Mexico's president-elect certified as election winner

Xinhua

15:13, August 09, 2018

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- Mexico's top electoral court on Wednesday certified President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the winner of the July 1 general elections.

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Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after being formally installed as the country's next president, outside the headquarters of the electoral authority in Mexico City, Mexico August 8, 2018. (Photo: VCG)

"He meets the constitutional requirements to be president of Mexico," the electoral court ruled.

The candidate of the progressive National Regeneration Movement garnered 53.2 percent of the votes with the widest margin of victory seen in Mexico's presidential elections in years.

"We declare citizen Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador president-elect of Mexico for the period from Dec. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2024," the court president Janine Otalora said.

"Mexicans voted for an end to electoral fraud and imposition," Lopez Obrador said in a speech, vowing to crack down on "corrupt politicians or common criminals."

This was 64-year-old Lopez Obrador's third run for the presidency.

Cover image: File photo: Xinhua

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