Andrés Manuel López Obrador (born November 13, 1953), also known as AMLO or El Peje, is a Mexican politician who held the position of Head of Government of the Federal District from 2000 to 2005, before resigning in July 2005 to contend the 2006 presidential election, representing the Coalition for the Good of All, a coalition led by the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) that includes the Convergence party and the Labor Party. He is the leader of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) and was a candidate for 2012 presidential election, representing a coalition of the PRD, Labor Party and Citizens' Movement (formerly Convergence). He announced his resignation from the party on 9 September 2012.
18.11.2011 [Reuters AlertNet] - MEXICO CITY - Mexican presidential hopeful Andres Manuel LopezObrador is dropping his fiery left-wing rhetoric and instead preaching peace and love to win back voters alienated when he launched massive protests after narrowly losing the 2006 election.
16.11.2011 [CITY A.M.] - Mexico's firebrand campaigner and self-proclaimed champion of the poor has confirmed that he would run as a presidential candidate in next July's election. Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he would run as the candidate of the left.
15.11.2011 [Financial Times] - Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who came within a hair's breadth of winning the presidency in 2006, said that he would run as the candidate of the left after he came out on top of two polls conducted among members of the country's Democratic Revolution
10.11.2011 [New Statesman] - Employment, trade unionism, public health, education, "life itself", says Manuel López Obrador, the former mayor of Mexico City who ran against Calderón, have "since been struck by a political and economic earthquake". Since Calderón came to power
03.08.2011 i've learned a bit living here in mexico these years, and I tell you quite seriously, if Gore had acted and been a real populist like Manuel lopezObrador in mexico in 2006 (when Fox and Calderon stole the election) and if Gore had gone ...
Speaking just blocks from the White House, a fiery Mexican populist who narrowly lost his country's presidential election five years ago called Tuesday for a reboot of U.S.-Mexican relations, criticizing the Obama administration as failing to help immigrants and militarizing a historically strained bilateral relationship.