Wall Street Journal opinion columnist Mary Anastasia O'Grady said Monday that newly-elected Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador must calm global markets in order for his government to be effective.
The survey by Consulta Mitofsky says Lopez Obrador has a 16 to 26 percent lead over his nearest rival, conservative Ricardo Anaya.
Voters decided in their millions to turn their backs on the two parties which have ruled Mexico for nearly 100 years, and finally give him a chance - sending his supporters into a frenzy.
Despite his affable approach towards Mexico's northern neighbor, Lopez Obrador's victory did little for the Peso. Top of the agenda will be free trade negotiations and reassessing the deal to build a new Mexico City airport.
"Investors are being reassured by the speeches by Lopez Obrador", said Carlos Capistran, an economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. "The corrupt regime is coming to its end", Lopez Obrador, a 64-year-old commonly known as AMLO, said at his final campaign event Wednesday. "There is much to be done that will benefit both the United States and Mexico!"
Corbyn repeated Lopez Obrador's recurring words "yes we can" and assured that change is possible both in Mexico and in United Kingdom, where the left is still the opposition.
Lopez Obrador's coalition, which is led by his Morena party, looked like it was also on track to snag several other key posts, including at least five of the nine governor's races that were on the ballot.More news: Moog Post Appeal To Save Jobs After 25% Trade Tariff Announced
Lopez Obrador's supporters began wild celebrations in Mexico City, cruising up and down the central Paseo de la Reforma boulevard honking horns to the tune of "Viva Mexico!" and waving Mexican flags from auto windows and moon roofs. He called the election "historic". Those talks have been stalled over the Trump administration's demands for higher USA content and a "sunset clause" in the 1994 trade agreement.
Former Mexico City mayor Obrador, who had already run for the presidency twice before, cast himself as an anti-establishment candidate prepared to crack down on corruption and to help the poor. "It is thanks to us young people who are supporting him that he was able to get more votes than he did in past elections".
U.S. President Donald Trump, congratulated Lopez Obrador Sunday on Twitter: "Congratulations to Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on becoming the next President of Mexico".
Lopez Obrador won't be sworn-in until December 1, when incumbent President Enrique Peña Nieto, from the Institutional Revolutionary Party, leaves office.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, victor of Mexico's presidential election, right, waves during a rally at Zocalo square in Mexico City, Mexico, on Sunday, July 1, 2018. Jaime "El Bronco" Rodriguez fought for attention with a horse-mounted "everyman" campaign and by tossing out policy bombs like his proposal to cut off the hands of public officials caught stealing.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Lima, Peru on Friday, April 13, 2018. "All this is going to end ... we can not have a rich government and a poor people", he said.
"Front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador voted early, saying 'today the people will decide between more of the same or a real change".