Here is a look at the life of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico.
Birth date: November 13, 1953
Birth place: Tepetitán, Mexico
Birth name: Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Father: Andrés López Ramón, a store owner
Mother: Manuela Obrador González, a store owner
Marriages: Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (2006-present); Rocío Beltrán Medina (1979-2003, her death)
Children: with Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller: Jesús Ernesto; with Rocío Beltrán Medina: José Ramón, Andrés Manuel, Gonzalo Alfonso
Education: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Public Administration and Political Science, 1976
Religion: Raised Catholic, identifies as Christian
Often referred to by his nickname AMLO, his initials.
Has written more than 15 books.
Known for his campaigns against election fraud.
His grandfather, a native of the Spanish town Ampuero, arrived in Mexico as an exile during the 1930s under the protection of President Lázaro Cárdenas.
1977-1982 – Director of National Indigenous Institute of Tabasco. During this time he lives among the Chontal Indians.
1983 – Head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the State of Tabasco.
1984 – Director of the Social Promotion department at the National Consumer Institute.
1988 – Unsuccessfully runs for governor. Prior to the election, López Obrador leaves the Institutional Revolution Party and joins the Party of Democratic Revolution (PRD).
1994 – Unsuccessfully runs for governor of the State of Tabasco.
1996-1999 – President of the Party of the Democratic Revolution.
2000-2005 – Mayor of Mexico City.
May 2004 – Impeachment proceedings are filed against López Obrador, claiming he violated a court order.
August 29, 2004 – Thousands of people march through Mexico City in support of López Obrador. The protest is in response to the impeachment charges filed against him.
May 4, 2005 – Impeachment charges are dropped, allowing López Obrador to run for president.
2006 – Unsuccessfully runs for president of Mexico; loses by a half-percentage point.
July 3, 2012 – After losing the presidential election on July 1, López Obrador claims there is voter fraud and asks for a recount of the ballots.
July 12, 2012 – López Obrador announces he is filing a legal challenge to the vote.
December 3, 2013 – Suffers from a heart attack.
2014 – Founds the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) political party.
July 1, 2018 – Wins the presidential election with more than 53% of the vote.
December 1, 2018 – Is sworn into office.
March 19, 2019 – Signs vow that he will not seek reelection as president.
January 24, 2021 – Announces he has tested positive for Covid-19. States that his symptoms are mild and that he is receiving medical treatment.
January 10, 2022 – Announces he has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time.
April 10, 2022 – López Obrador wins Mexico’s first presidential recall referendum.
With information from CNN