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Mexico heads to the polls to elect a new president

Posted at 4:48 PM, Jul 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-01 22:31:39-04

On July 1, the Mexican people will be electing a new president to lead them into the next six years. 

The majority of polls continue showing Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as the leader of the pack from a total of four candidates. Sunday night, CNN is reporting that Obrador on course for victory as rivals concede.

If Obrador were to win the election it would be a historic event since there has never been a candidate elected into office that was not a part of Mexico's two main political parties. 

About 89 million people in Mexico are expected to head to the polls and in Arizona the Mexican embassy says they are expecting no more than 50,000 votes from those people living in the US. 

The main thing people living along the Mexican border are looking for is change. A change they say they have been looking for for years and with the Obrador, many people say they believe they will see the change they need. 

Obrador is a former mayor of Mexico City and has run for president three times. He has finished as runner-up in past elections.