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Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador greets supporters after attending a march in support of his government policies in Mexico City.

REUTERS/Toya Sarno Jordan

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5: Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador led tens of thousands of his supporters on a five-hour march through the heart of the capital, Mexico City, as a rebuke to recent large protests that took aim at AMLO’s proposed changes to the electoral system, which critics said imperiled Mexico’s democracy. Four years into his single six-year term, AMLO — an ascetic leftwing populist — holds a commanding 60% approval rating.

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