AMLO closes campaign sure of victory

Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador can certainly draw a crowd.

AMLO, as he is better known, closed his third presidential campaign by filling the giant Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for a final rally.

But unlike his two losing campaigns for the presidency, in 2006 and 2012, this time it appears nothing can stop the veteran leftist from taking power following the vote on July 1.

Mexicans fed up after six years of current president Enrique Peña Nieto and the PRI finally appear ready to trust a man who alienated too many centrist voters during his two previous runs for the top job.

Wednesday night’s rally (June 27) felt more like the coronation of a man whose lifelong dream of leading Mexico finally appears within his grasp.

Author: Tim MacFarlan

British journalist based in Mexico City.