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How Did Mexico's Midterm Elections Impact Andrés Manuel López Obrador's Presidency?

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While Mexico’s president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador — better know as simply AMLO — was not on the ballot during the country’s recent midterm elections on June 6, they were seen as a referendum on his performance during the first half of his six-year term, and his party did lose some power.

We check in with a Florida Gulf Coast University professor to get an overview of the midterms and the implications going forward.

Dr. Rick Coughlin is an Associate Professor of Political Science at FGCU who specializes in Mexican politics.