Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said, “They are going to take care of me. These women and men, and all Mexicans are going to take care of me. And when I talk about all the Mexicans I’m talking about the soldiers, because the soldiers are the people. All Mexicans are going to take care of me, but there will not be this special (government) body to guarantee the protection of the president of the republic.”
Hailing a “historic night”, Mr López Obrador called on all Mexicans to reconcile and repeated his campaign pledge to review energy contracts for signs of corruption. “Corruption is… the result of a decadent political regime. We are absolutely convinced that this evil is the main cause of social and economic inequality, and also that corruption is to blame for the violence in our country,” he said.