Here is a look at the life of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico.
Birth date: November 13, 1953
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Birth place: Tepetitán, Mexico
Birth name: Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Father: Andrés López Ramón, a store owner
Mother: Manuela Obrador González, a store owner
Marriages: Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (2006-present); Rocío Beltrán Medina (1979-2003, her death)
Children: with Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller: Jesús Ernesto; with Rocío Beltrán Medina: José Ramón, Andrés Manuel, Gonzalo Alfonso
Education: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Public Administration and Political Science, 1976
Religion: Raised Catholic, identifies as Christian
Often referred to by his nickname AMLO, his initials.
Has written more than 15 books.
Known for his campaigns against election fraud.
His grandfather, a native of the Spanish town Ampuero, arrived in Mexico as an exile during the 1930's under the protection of President Lázaro Cárdenas.
1977-1982 - Director of National Indigenous Institute of Tabasco. During this time he lives among the Chontal Indians.
1983 - Head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the State of Tabasco.
1984 - Director of the Social Promotion department at the National Consumer Institute.
1988 - Unsuccessfully runs for governor. Prior to the election, López Obrador leaves the Institutional Revolution Party and joins the Party of Democratic Revolution (PRD).
1994 - Unsuccessfully runs for governor of the State of Tabasco.
1996-1999 - President of the Party of the Democratic Revolution.
2000-2005 - Mayor of Mexico City.
May 2004 - Impeachment proceedings are filed against López Obrador, claiming he violated a court order.
August 29, 2004 - Thousands of people march through Mexico City in support of López Obrador. The protest is in response to the impeachment charges filed against him.
May 4, 2005 - Impeachment charges are dropped, allowing López Obrador to run for president.
2006 - Unsuccessfully runs for president of Mexico; loses by a half-percentage point.
July 3, 2012 - After losing the presidential election on July 1, López Obrador claims there is voter fraud and asks for a recount of the ballots.
July 12, 2012 - López Obrador announces he is filing a legal challenge to the vote.
December 3, 2013 - Suffers from a heart attack.
2014 - Founds the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) political party.
July 1, 2018 - Wins the presidential election with more than 53% of the vote.
December 1, 2018 - Is sworn into office.
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