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Mexico leader set to lose ground in crime-hit poll

BBC, 07 Jun 2021
Mexico's mid-term elections have been marred by one of its bloodiest campaigns, even in a country known for its drug cartel wars and soaring homicides.
A severed head was lobbed into a polling station and five workers were killed on the eve of the vote.

Early results suggest President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's Morena party and its allies will keep a majority in the lower house, but fall short of the two-thirds needed to approve major changes.

Many voters say the president failed to boost the economy and curb crime.

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