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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
  • Independent

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.

Xerak 1aBad 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…

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