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August 9, 2022
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Mexico president López Obrador wins recall referendum

Nine in 10 voters back leader to stay in office in poll viewed as foregone conclusion by critics and supporters

Nine in 10 Mexicans voting in an unprecedented recall election engineered by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have backed him to stay in office, underlining his domination of a polarised political agenda.

Critics and supporters had viewed his victory as a foregone conclusion in a ballot that had fed speculation it could open the door to extending presidential term limits, now limited to a single six-year period.

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