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"Sundayâ€™s election was, above all, a vote to punish the established parties, in a country where corruption has enriched a tiny elite and left half the population in poverty."
"...AMLOâ€™s insistent calls to end the mafia del poderâ€”in which two parties have alternated power, together with their corporate allies, since the end of the Institutional Revolutionary Partyâ€™s 70-year-long monopoly in 2000â€”struck a chord at different levels of society. A Sunday stroll through Parque Mexico in the chic district of La Condesa in Mexico City showed support for AMLO ranging from a 20-year-old street sweeper who earned less than $150 a month to young hipsters buying bonbons at nearly a dollar a bite in a chocolate boutique next to the park..."
-Susan Hattie Steinsapir