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Thursday, February 25, 2021

Mexican President Refuses to Acknowledge US Presidential Election Winner

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that he would refrain from declaring either candidate in the US presidential elections a winner, pointing out it is a matter of respect and “political decency.”

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that he would refrain from declaring either candidate in the US presidential elections a winner, pointing out it is a matter of respect and “political decency.”

“We are going to wait that all pending legal issues are resolved. We don’t want to be reckless. We must respect the autonomy of other countries,” President Lopez Obrador told local reporters during a press conference in Tabasco State in southern Mexico.

“Votes were still being counted, and some foreign governments were already acknowledging the self-proclaimed winner, there was no legal verdict, and Calderon was being congratulated, that was reckless, and we won’t do that,” he said, referring to the victory of conservative Felipe Calderon in the year 2006, in a presidential election that analysts said it was stolen from Lopez Obrador.

Democratic nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden was declared the winner of the US presidential election after receiving 290 Electoral College votes, more than the 270 needed to become the president.

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