López Obrador: Shades of Bernie in Mexico's populist winner

Katty Kay
Presenter, BBC World News
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Shades of Bernie in López Obrador win

Third time proved a charm for the left-wing candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador who has claimed victory in Mexico's presidential election.

Having lost twice before, the former Mexico City mayor, known by his initials Amlo, crushed his rivals and promised "profound change is coming".

The result makes Amlo the latest populist to seize power and his campaign against corruption has drawn parallels with US President Donald Trump's pledge to "drain the swamp" in Washington.

But journalist Javier Tello Diaz tells me the better comparison is with another insurgent outsider: Bernie Sanders.

I'll be presenting the Beyond 100 Days programme on BBC World News from Mexico City today at 18:00 GMT. So tune in to find out all the latest on what this election will mean for Mexico and its relationship with the US.

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How should Mexico's new president deal with Trump?