Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador could also end up proving a hard diplomatic partner for United States President Donald Trump with his vow to protect immigrants if his previous comments on the US President are anything to go by. That's where the similarities with his counterpart north of the border end.
That would be the biggest share of the vote since the early 1980s, and would give Lopez Obrador a strong platform both to address Mexico's internal problems and face external challenges like the threat of a trade war with the United States. "There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico", Trump said. He has been a critic of NAFTA in the past but in the campaign has said that he wants Mexico to remain in the trade agreement.
"We really aren't thinking about changing the Constitution or major laws", Urzua told Reuters news agency on Monday, insisting that his team's changes at PEMEX would mainly focus on cost-cutting. "Given the lame-duck government in Mexico and the fact that any revised NAFTA would have to be considered in 2019 by the U.S. Congress elected in November, it would not surprise me if negotiations continue at a slow pace".
Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador left the country's national palace on Tuesday in the front passenger seat of a white Volkswagen Jetta, swarmed by hundreds of jubilant supporters including one waving a live rooster.
That Lopez Obrador won the election with about 53 per cent of the vote is a sign of how much the people of Mexico desire change.
Exit polling by Consulta Mitofsky for the Televisa network forecast gubernatorial wins for allies of Lopez Obrador's Morena party in at least four of eight state races on the ballot plus for the head of government in Mexico City.
Lopez Obrador previously vowed to throw the energy reform out but now says contracts merely will be reviewed for any illegalities.
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"We will eradicate corruption in Mexico", Obrador told journalists on late Sunday, as quoted by the TV Azteca broadcaster.
Commonly known by his initials, "AMLO", Lopez Obrador has proposed measures like a huge increase in infrastructure spending, but it's not clear how he can do that if he fulfills a promise not to raise taxes.
The peso, which strengthened briefly following Lopez Obrador's victory and the prospect of an orderly transition of power, lost about 0.6 percent of its value Monday.
Lopez Obrador won thanks to overwhelming anger at the status quo and his success at presenting himself as an agent of change. "We are overweight local currency government bonds and the Mexican peso". Talks between the United States, Canada and Mexico to revise the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have been hard.
"When a wall is built to segregate people or when the word "foreigner" is used to insult, disparage and discriminate our fellow men, humanity, intelligence and history are being insulted", said the president-elect, who will take office in December, in a speech in Los Angeles a year ago explaining the need to "counteract" Trump's strategy.
"It's worth cautioning that we still have little clarity on Amlo's economic policies", said Edward Glossop, an economist at Capital Economics.
Lopez Obrador also spoke of reducing Mexican immigration to the United States through economic development.
He said Mexico's "very strong" immigration laws could be used to help keep illegal immigrants away from the US border.