Mexico president appears to hold key majority in elections

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s party and allies appear poised to maintain their majority in the lower chamber of the congress. Only 41% of ballots had been counted late Sunday, but electoral authorities released “quick count” results for the lower chamber of the congress. López Obrador’s Morena party will have to rely on votes from its allies in the Workers Party and Green Party, but together they were expected to capture between 265 and 292 seats in the 500-seat Chamber of Deputies. Morena alone was expected to win 190 to 203 seats. Even without López Obrador on the ballot, the elections were seen by many as a referendum on his administration.

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