Stand of Mexican President-Elect on NAFTA Positive

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Farmscape for August 9, 2018

The Vice-President of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute observes the stand being taken by the President-Elect of Mexico on the North American Free Trade Agreement appears positive. Among the key recent developments in terms of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been Mexico’s election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
Colin Robertson, the Vice-President and a Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, notes Lopez Obrador won 53 percent of the popular vote, he took a majority in their House of Representatives, their Senate and a significant number of the 31 Mexican states so he goes in with a big mandate.

Clip-Colin Robertson-Canadian Global Affairs Institute:
Obviously a new administration will take a different perspective and this is the first truly left wing government we’ve had in Mexico in really 100 years and he’s assembled a cabinet that, by most pundant’s assessment, are technocrats and could fit almost into any administration. While there had been some concerns that he was opposed to NAFTA, he’s certainly not indicated that. In fact he seems to be committed to continuing the policies of the Pena Nieto regime in terms of participation in the NAFTA and in staying in close alignment


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