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Andrés Manuel López Obrador Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of ...

Posted: Dec 15, 2018 10:32 AM
Updated: Dec 15, 2018 10:32 AM

Here is a look at the life of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico.

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Birth date: November 13, 1953

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Birth place: Tepetitán, Mexico

Birth name: Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Father: Andrés López Ramón, a store owner

Mother: Manuela Obrador González, a store owner

Marriages: Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (2006-present); Rocío Beltrán Medina (1979-2003, her death)

Children: with Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller: Jesús Ernesto; with Rocío Beltrán Medina: José Ramón, Andrés Manuel, Gonzalo Alfonso

Education: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Public Administration and Political Science, 1976

Religion: Raised Catholic, identifies as Christian

Other Facts:
Often referred to by his nickname AMLO, his initials.

Has written more than 15 books.

Known for his campaigns against election fraud.

His grandfather, a native of the Spanish town Ampuero, arrived in Mexico as an exile during the 1930's under the protection of President Lázaro Cárdenas.

Timeline:
1977-1982 - Director of National Indigenous Institute of Tabasco. During this time he lives among the Chontal Indians.

1983 - Head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the State of Tabasco.

1984 - Director of the Social Promotion department at the National Consumer Institute.

1988 - Unsuccessfully runs for governor. Prior to the election, López Obrador leaves the Institutional Revolution Party and joins the Party of Democratic Revolution (PRD).

1994 - Unsuccessfully runs for governor of the State of Tabasco.

1996-1999 - President of the Party of the Democratic Revolution.

2000-2005 - Mayor of Mexico City.

May 2004 - Impeachment proceedings are filed against López Obrador, claiming he violated a court order.

August 29, 2004 - Thousands of people march through Mexico City in support of López Obrador. The protest is in response to the impeachment charges filed against him.

May 4, 2005 - Impeachment charges are dropped, allowing López Obrador to run for president.

2006 - Unsuccessfully runs for president of Mexico; loses by a half-percentage point.

July 3, 2012 - After losing the presidential election on July 1, López Obrador claims there is voter fraud and asks for a recount of the ballots.

July 12, 2012 - López Obrador announces he is filing a legal challenge to the vote.

August 31, 2012 - Mexico's electoral tribunal upholds the legality of the election and declares Enrique Peña Nieto president of Mexico. López Obrador announces he won't accept the vote count.

December 3, 2013 - Suffers from a heart attack.

2014 - Founds the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) political party.

July 1, 2018 - Wins the presidential election with more than 53% of the vote.

December 1, 2018 - Is sworn into office.

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