Andrés Manuel López Obrador Fast Facts

Newly elected Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador greets his supporters in Mexico City on July 1, 2018. (Photo credit PEDRO PARDO/AFP/Getty Images)

(CNN)Here is a look at the life of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico.

Personal:
Birth date: November 13, 1953
Birth place: Tepetitán, Mexico
Birth name: Andrés Manuel López Obrador
    Father: Andrés López Ramón, a store owner
    Mother: Manuela Obrador González, a store owner
    Marriages: Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller (2006-present); Rocío Beltrán Medina (1979-2003, her death)
    Children: with Beatriz Gutiérrez Müller: Jesús Ernesto; with Rocío Beltrán Medina: José Ramón, Andrés Manuel, Gonzalo Alfonso
    Education: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Public Administration and Political Science, 1976
    Religion: Raised Catholic, identifies as Christian
    Other Facts:
    Often referred to by his nickname AMLO, his initials.
    Has written more than 15 books.
    Known for his campaigns against election fraud.
    His grandfather, a native of the Spanish town Ampuero, arrived in Mexico as an exile during the 1930's under the protection of President Lázaro Cárdenas.
    Timeline:
    1977-1982 - Director of National Indigenous Institute of Tabasco. During this time he lives among the Chontal Indians.
    1983 - Head of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in the State of Tabasco.
    1984 - Director of the Social Promotion department at the National Consumer Institute.
    1988 - Unsuccessfully runs for governor. Prior to the election, López Obrador leaves the Institutional Revolution Party and joins the Party of Democratic Revolution (PRD).
    1994 - Unsuccessfully runs for governor of the State of Tabasco.
    1996-1999 - President of the Party of the Democratic Revolution.
    2000-2005 - Mayor of Mexico City.
    May 2004 - Impeachment proceedings are filed against López Obrador, claiming he violated a court order.
    August 29, 2004 - Thousands of people march through Mexico City in support of López Obrador. The protest is in response to the impeachment charges filed against him.
    May 4, 2005 - Impeachment charges are dropped, allowing López Obrador to run for president.
    2006 - Unsuccessfully runs for president of Mexico; loses by a half-percentage point.
    July 3, 2012 - After losing the presidential election on July 1, López Obrador claims there is voter fraud and asks for a recount of the ballots.
    July 12, 2012 - López Obrador announces he is filing a legal challenge to the vote.
    August 31, 2012 - Mexico's electoral tribunal upholds the legality of the election and declares Enrique Peña Nieto president of Mexico. López Obrador announces he won't accept the vote count.
    December 3, 2013 - Suffers from a heart attack.
    2014 - Founds the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) political party.
      July 1, 2018 - Wins the presidential election with more than 53% of the vote.
      December 1, 2018 - Is sworn into office.