Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins Mexican presidential election

With polls closed, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is projected to win the Mexican presidential election.

Lopez Obrador, better known by his initials AMLO, will be the first candidate from the left-wing political coalition Juntos Haremos Historia to hold the Mexican presidency after Sunday's election.

His rivals, José Antonio Meade of the long-dominant PRI and Ricardo Anaya of the center-right PAN, both conceded the election shortly after polls closed.

Lopez Obrador, 64, has fiercely opposed US President Donald 's policies on immigration, saying it is 'a human right' for people around the world to be able to resettle in America.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after voting as part of the Mexico 2018 Presidential Election on Sunday. He is the apparent winner with polls now closed

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves after voting as part of the Mexico 2018 Presidential Election on Sunday. He is the apparent winner with polls now closed

Rivals José Antonio Meade (left) of the long-dominant PRI and Ricardo Anaya (right) of the center-right PAN, both conceded the election shortly after polls closed

Supporters of presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador react outside a hotel while waiting for the presidential election results in downtown Mexico City

Supporters of presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador react outside a hotel while waiting for the presidential election results in downtown Mexico City

'Soon, very soon, after the victory of our movement, we will defend migrants all over the American continent and the migrants of the world who, by necessity, must abandon their towns to find life in the United States; it’s a human right we will

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