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Leftist Lopez Obrador sworn in as president of Mexico

Mexico’s new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves from his car while heading toward the Congress for his inauguration, in Mexico City, Mexico December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Veteran leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was sworn in as Mexican president on Saturday, heralding a historic shift to the left in a country struggling to overcome gang violence, chronic poverty and disillusionment with the political class.

Reporting by Mexico City newsroom; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel

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