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Early INE counts show AMLO will stay in office

Mexico City, Mexico — The results of early INE counts shows that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will remain in office. According to the 9:00 p.m. report from the National Electoral Institute (INE), between 90.3% and 91.9% of the people who participated in the consultation for the Revocation of the Mandate voted for him to stay.

“Today, millions of Mexicans have made history again,” said President Andrés Manuel López Obrador about the participation of citizens. “It is something unprecedented and it is a step forward in the purpose of asserting our democracy,” he said.

After the Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) released their initial count, AMLO said “I stay and we are going to continue the transformation of our country (…) in depth to lay the foundations among all (…) with preference for humble people.”

On April 10, Mexico voted whether or not Andrés Manuel López Obrador would remain in office. The vote came at year three of his six year presidential term. Voters cast their ballots from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. with the first figures being released at 9:00 p.m.

Mexico became the third country in the region to consult citizens on the early removal of a president this century. Both Venezuela (2004) and Bolivia (2008) have also held citizen consults.