Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (; born 13 November 1953) is the current president of Mexico. He took office on 1 December 2018. He is a center-left progressive democrat and economic nationalist. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019.
About Andrés Manuel López Obrador in brief
Andrés Manuel López Obrador (; born 13 November 1953) is the current president of Mexico. He took office on 1 December 2018. He is a center-left progressive democrat and economic nationalist. He was named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2019. His brother was killed by a gunshot to the head in 1969 when he was 15 years old. His maternal grandfather was a Cantabrian who arrived as an exile to Mexico from Ampuero, Spain, while his maternal grandmother was the daughter of Asturians. Through his paternal grandparents, he is also of Indigenous and African descent. He has been a national politician for more than three decades. Critics have claimed that his administration has stumbled in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Mexico and attempts to deal with drug cartels and other crime, and that the economy had already faltered even before the pandemic. He attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico from 1973 to 1976. In 1987, he received his degree in political science and public administration after the presentation of his thesis, Proceso del estacional en México. He lived in the Casa de Estudiante Tabasco 1821-1867 during his college years. He began his political career in 1976 as a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party. In 2000, he was elected Head of Government of Mexico City. In 2012, he left the PRD, and in 2014, he founded the National Regeneration Movement, which he led until 2017.
He currently lives in Mexico City with his wife and three children. He also has a daughter and a son with his ex-wife, who he married in 2010. He lives in the town of Tepetitán, in the south-eastern state of Tabaso, with his daughter and son-in-law. He works at a clothing and shoes store called Novedades Andrés in Villahermosa, where they also opened a clothes and shoes shop. He lives in a house in the neighborhood of Violeta, on the street in Guerrero, where he has a son and a daughter with his second wife, who is also a politician. He had a brother, José Ramón, and a sister, Candelaria Beatriz and Martín Jesús, who were born in the mid-1960s. In the afternoons he helped his parents at the La Posadita store. He started middle school in Macuspana but finished it in the state capital, VillaherMosa, as in the late 1960s the family moved. He went to Mexico City to study at age 19, and, at age 21, went to study in Mexico University. In 1976, he began his campaign to obtain a seat in the Senate during the 1976 elections. He won a seat during the Senate elections in 1976. His first public position was as director of the Indigenous Institute ofTabasco in 1977. He promoted the edition of books in indigenous languages and the project of the Chontal ridge.