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Andrés Manuel López Obrador wins Mexican presidential election

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the 64-year-old founder of the National Regeneration Movement, is the next president of Mexico.

It's estimated that 89 million people voted in Sunday's election, and after exit polls showed López Obrador winning between 43 and 49 percent of the vote, his two top rivals conceded.

López Obrador is a left-wing nationalist who has promised to crack down on corruption and help the poor, and has been critical of President Trump. The National Regeneration Movement was founded in 2014, and The Guardian reports on Sunday member Claudia Sheinbaum was elected Mexico City's first female mayor. López Obrador will be sworn in on Dec. 1. Catherine Garcia

This is a developing story and has been updated throughout.