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Gustavo Petro´s election victory is historic, says López Obrador

Gustavo Petro´s election victory is historic, says López Obrador

Mexico City, Jun 19 (Prensa Latina) Gustavo Petro´s election victory in Colombia is historic, the Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Sunday.
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On Twitter, López Obrador posted that Colombia’s conservatives have always been tenacious. The writer José María Vargas Vila told his country´s dictators “dipped his dagger in holy water before assassinating.”

The Mexican president feels a personal satisfaction for Gustavo Petro’s election victory for his denunciation of the campaign conservatives and fascists had conducted on him and in favor of Uribism.

Just a few days ago, during his morning press briefing, López Obrador gave a boost to the progressive presidential candidate and former guerrilla by condemning he was a victim of a dirty campaign. At that time, the Mexican leader stressed Gustavo Petro was the subject of a “most unworthy” campaign with the purpose of undermining the electoral preferences that place him as favorite candidate to win this Sunday´s run-off.

I’m going to say –just for a moment- that I send a hug to Gustavo Petro from here, and do you know why I hug him? because he is facing up a most undignified and cowardly dirty war.

For years, I encourage and have faith in the people, trust in the people, in the intelligence of the people; there is nothing more than that, López Obrador stressed.

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