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John Authers

Hello, AMLO: Seven Things to Know About Andrés Manuel López Obrador

Markets have been too quick to panic about Mexico’s next president.

Not so scary.

Not so scary.

Photographer: Manuel Velasquez/Getty Images

Andrés Manuel López Obrador is a seductive politician. From 2000 to 2005, he used to woo me, and the entire population of Mexico, at 6 a.m. every morning.

Mexico’s president-elect was then the mayor of Mexico City, arguably the country’s second most powerful post, and it gave him the perfect pulpit to show the rest of Mexico’s tired political class how to do politics.