Mexico’s president-elect grounded on commercial plane for hours:
Mexico’s President-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador still plans to sell the presidential jet after spending 3 hours grounded on a commercial plane.
Mr López Obrador vowed to press ahead with his plans despite being stuck on the tarmac due to serious rain.
“I won’t get on the presidential plane,” he said from his seat on the commercial aircraft on Wednesday.
The left-wing leader, who won the presidential election by a landslide in July, will be sworn in in December.
Mexico’s de luxe presidential jet, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner costing $218.7m (£166m), was delivered two years ago after being ordered by former President Felipe Calderón in 2012.
It was said at the time to be the most modern and efficient plane used by any world leader, according to Mashable.