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Peace, love and no bodyguards for Mexico's new leader

China Daily | Updated: 2018-07-12 07:40

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president-elect is vowing radical change. And nowhere has it been more visible than in his decision to forgo bodyguards, and let fans mob him - leaving security experts aghast.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the anti-establishment leftist elected in a landslide on July 1, has promised to lead his anti-corruption, pro-austerity charge by example, forswearing the presidential residence, the presidential jet, half the presidential salary and even the presidential security detail.

"Even if I end up without the shirt on my back, there is going to be austerity," the man known as "AMLO" said recently.

Peace, love and no bodyguards for Mexico's new leader

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