Within the history of the struggle for power in Mexico, in the year 2006, a man
defied the institutions and proclaimed himself the legitimate president: Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The chronicle of the unexpected defeat of the man who led the electoral polls for four years and who, in spite of having received over
14 million votes cast on July 2, 2006, was finally defeated by a half a percentage point.
For 20 months one of the most controversial politicians in Mexico’s history allowed an independent film crew to accompany him, step by step, from his days as Mayor of Mexico City (spring 2005) to his self proclamation and peace-
ful confrontation with the administration headed by Felipe Calderón Hinojosa (2007).
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