Mexico City, Mexico, Jul 2, 2018 / 11:27 am
The bishops of Mexico congratulated Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador on his election as the next president of the country, stressing the need to "collaborate in a positive way with our elected officials."
Leftist candidate Lopez Obrador won the July 1 presidential election in Mexico by significant margins. The anti-establishment candidate ran on a populist platform, pledging to tackle the drug violence, corruption, and poverty plaguing the country.
He has called for a respectful relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, but criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's plan for a border wall.
In a statement published July 2, the Mexican Bishops' Conference highlighted that election day "was in general, orderly and peaceful."