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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.

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