Mexico’s presidential front-runner a wildcard for US ties

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In this Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 photo, presidential hopeful Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrives at the National Auditorium in Mexico City. In a country obsessed with government corruption and unfulfilled promises, he is widely believed to be the least compromised candidate and his vows to never change feed his popularity, analysts say.

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s leftist presidential front-runner is combative and unbending, and his personality-based campaign proclaiming honesty and fiery nationalism could set up a unique and combustible relationship with his northern counterpart should he win.