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Morphine Prince   Paws Up 44,902
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Omar Vela   Paws Up 1,118
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Isn't actually a leftist... 

He did a coalition with a very religious party that it's against gay marriage and legal abortion :S

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FLP13   Paws Up 141
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Such terrible news. There truly is no such thing as right wing and left wing in Mexico or any other country. He is very similar to Hugo Chavez from Venezuela and his reshaping of Mexico I fear will end in a disaster like Venezuela. 

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Postboy   Paws Up 2,916
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Idk, I’m hopeful. 

He isn’t using a nationalized oil industry as his crutch for social programs, so it’s hardly another Venezuela-type situation. *eye roll* 

Mexico’s economy has been steadily growing for decades, but the only people getting richer are the billionaires and dirty politicians. 

I find many of his policy stances worth a try. So, unless you want to give PRI scum or PAN good for nothings another 6 years, I say sit tight and see what this party has to offer. It was a landslide. Mexico has voted for something different. Let’s hope it actually is different... for the better. 

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Derpplause   Paws Up 27,472
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why did I read this as leftist Labrador? :triggered:

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Florian   Paws Up 8,592
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21 minutes ago, Derpplause said:

why did I read this as leftist Labrador? :triggered:

The dog would get my vote tbqh :laughga:

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Morphine Prince   Paws Up 44,902
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I don't know much about Mexican politics but is comparing Obarador to Chavez and saying he will turn Mexico into Venezuela accurate or just fear mongering rhetoric? 

I ask because I've heard this type of fear mongering about many left-wing politicians in various countries before. 

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LGQOP   Paws Up 4,955
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Lol why is everyone fearing he will turn Mexico into Venezuela? Its not like Mexico is a first world country. 

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12 minutes ago, LGQOP said:

Lol why is everyone fearing he will turn Mexico into Venezuela? Its not like Mexico is a first world country. 

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I know AMLO will change Mexico

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28 minutes ago, Morphine Prince said:

I don't know much about Mexican politics but is comparing Obarador to Chavez and saying he will turn Mexico into Venezuela accurate or just fear mongering rhetoric? 

I ask because I've heard this type of fear mongering about many left-wing politicians in various countries before. 

Because AMLO is a populist in which he emphasizes the lower class, i.e. helping the poor rather than helping the rich, which in some right-wing media outlets, he is seen as a socialist/communist, which therefore compares to Chavez

also, because Mexico has been under PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party) rule, which is center-right for 71 years (from 1929-2000) and then PAN (national action party), right-wing, took over for 12 years (‘00-‘12) then later being taken over by PRI with Peña Nieto in 2012. I think he is the first leftist candidate to win the presidency.

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RAMROD   Paws Up 31,360
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Is he backed by the mafia?

I read so many news that many politicians trying to run had been killed. And I assume done by cartels?

  

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Even Britney knows what's up! :lolly: Let's not make assumptions before hand. México is need of a change and we believe in AMLO #president 

 

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Alan123   Paws Up 5,403
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Lol at people comparing Obrador to Chávez and that Mexico is going to turn into Venezuela. Pls lets not believe everything people say on Twitter, it's the same argument over and over again.

I voted for him, same as 6 years ago. This is the 3rd time in a row he's up there to become the President and finally won after 2 electoral frauds. People actually woke up and voted today winning with over 50% of votes. People are just tired of PAN and PRI and want something different. 

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2 hours ago, Morphine Prince said:

I don't know much about Mexican politics but is comparing Obarador to Chavez and saying he will turn Mexico into Venezuela accurate or just fear mongering rhetoric? 

I ask because I've heard this type of fear mongering about many left-wing politicians in various countries before. 

Fear mongering

I could write for hours, but the best thing I can say, when he was governor of Mexico City, he did great and was well respected (he was named the 2nd best mayor in the world by some international magazine, I think it was Forbes). There was no sign of him turning into a "Chávez".

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1 hour ago, RAMROD said:

Is he backed by the mafia?

I read so many news that many politicians trying to run had been killed. And I assume done by cartels?

  

Im not sure but its unlikely, you could say he has the cleanest record of all mexican politicians. 

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