Losing candidate ‘sworn in’
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Weeks after Andrés Manuel López Obrador was officially declared the loser of Mexicos presidential election, he staged his own swearing in ceremony this week, calling himself the legitimate president of Mexico. In front of a crowd estimated at 100,000 in Mexico Citys Constitution Plaza, the leftist López Obrador, 53, promised to pressure newly elected president Felipe Calderón to adopt López Obradors initiatives, which include breaking up large business trusts and raising the minimum wage. Were going to keep them on a short leash, he said. López Obradors supporters dont necessarily expect immediate changes. Its something that goes beyond material things, said psychologist Beatriz Ramírez. Its something more spiritual.