(Reuters) - Campaigning for Mexico’s elections officially begins on Friday, with a left-wing candidate who promises to clean up politics and reduce the country’s dependence on the United States leading all major opinion polls for the presidency.
Here are some facts on the presidential candidates:
ANDRES MANUEL LOPEZ OBRADOR
Two-time runner up Lopez Obrador, known as AMLO, is running on an anti-corruption platform with his National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party and he has a double-digit lead in opinion polls.
He could usher in a Mexican government less accommodating toward the United States, where President Donald Trump has stoked trade tensions with Mexico and aggressively moved to curb immigration.