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AMLO Update: Morena Takes Control

September 07, 2018

Highlight of the Week

In its first week in control of Congress, Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s Morena party tightened its grip on power, negotiating its way to an absolute majority in the lower house and locking up key leadership positions.

The maneuver was highly controversial. Thanks to an intervention by Morena senators, Green Party (PVEM) senator Manuel Velasco was allowed to temporarily...

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