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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes part in a protest against President Enrique Pena Nieto’s energy reforms

Mexico’s political system faces a defining moment

Less than a year ahead of a presidential election, Mexicans have lost faith in the political establishment. Enter Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who promises to end corruption and crony capitalism. He is leading the polls, but his unpredictability and criticism of free markets has business leaders spooked. The main parties will probably cooperate to keep him out of office – but can they clean up their act?

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