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Amlo: How often do world leaders take a pay cut?

Mexico’s incoming president Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to take a 60% pay cut when he takes office in December.

  • BBC

The winning left-wing candidate will now earn a salary equivalent to about $5,707 (£4,310) a month and no other public official will be able to earn more than him.

Reale 2bMr López Obrador said the official residence, Los Pinos, will become a cultural centre.

The Mexican politician is certainly not the first leader to make the statement of lowering his or her salary.

It’s a populist gesture often used to demonstrate that a leader of a…

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