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Biography for Andrés Manuel López Obrador

First Name: Andrés Manuel
Last Name: López Obrador
Country: Mexico
Date of Birth: 13/11/1953
Place of Birth: Macuspana, in the southern state of Tabasco
Education: He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) in 1987 with a major in political and social sciences
CV: He joined the PRI in 1976 to actively collaborate in Carlos Pellicer's campaign for the governorship of Tabasco. In 1977, he headed the Instituto Indigenista (Indigenous People's Institute) of his state. In 1984 he relocated to Mexico City to work at the Instituto Nacional del Consumidor (National Consumers' Institute), a Government agency.López Obrador was president of Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) in his home state of Tabasco. He resigned his post working for the government of this state in 1988 to join the new dissenting wing of the PRI, called the Democratic Current, led by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas. This movement later became the Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD)López Obrador later ran for the governorship of his home state, losing against Roberto Madrazo in a highly controversial election. López Obrador was president of the PRD from August 2, 1996 to April 10, 1999He held the position of "Jefe de Gobierno" (Mayor) of Mexico City from 2000 to 2005. He resigned in July 2005 to contend in the 2006 presidential election, representing the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD)-led coalition (Alliance for the Well-Being of All) which also includes the Convergence for Democracy Party and the Labour Party. 
Misc: López Obrador is frequently referred to by his initials AMLO and as el Peje an abbreviation of pejelagarto, a species of fish from the Lepisosteidae family, found in his home state of Tabasco.López Obrador gained national exposure when in 1996 he appeared on national TV drenched in blood following confrontations with law enforcement authorities for blocking Pemex oil wells claiming to defend the rights of local Indians impacted by pollution
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