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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 10:49 AM

Mexico's president-elect grounded for hours on commercial flight after he refuses to use luxury jet

Mexico's president-elect grounded for hours on commercial flight after he refuses to use luxury jet
‘I would be ashamed to have a luxury plane in a country with so much poverty,’ says left-wing leader

Adam Forrest
@adamtomforrest
3 hours ago



President-elect was stuck for three hours ( Reuters )

Mexico’s president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has vowed to uphold a promise to sell a luxury presidential jet, despite getting grounded on a commercial flight.

Bad weather in Mexico City shut down the capital’s airport, forcing the recently-elected politician to wait on the tarmac with hundreds of other passengers for three hours.

The left-wing populist has pledged to turn his presidential palace into a cultural centre and sell the presidential plane costing $218m (£165m).

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The president-elect, who won by a landslide in July, added: “I would be ashamed… to have a luxury airplane in a country with so much poverty.”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mexico-presidentelect-lopez-obrador-grounded-flight-luxury-jet-expenses-a8548276.html

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https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142162129

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Fri Sep 21, 2018, 11:24 AM

1. Mexican president-elect stuck on commercial flight - video

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Mexico’s president-elect had to wait three hours on the tarmac of an airport runway waiting for a commercial flight to take off, after promising to sell the country’s presidential plane. In video footage posted online from onboard the delayed flight from Huatulco to Mexico City, Andrés Manuel López Obrador said he would 'die of shame' if he used 'a luxurious plane in a country where there is so much poverty'.

Mexico's president-elect vows to ditch official plane or 'die of shame'
Fri 21 Sep 2018 09.53 EDT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/sep/21/mexican-president-elect-andres-manuel-lopez-obrador-stuck-on-commercial-flight-video

Video at link.

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