López Obrador announced the sale of Mexico’s luxury presidential jet to Tajikistan

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Andrés Manuel López Obrador confirmed the sale of the presidential plane via Twitter.

After more than four years on the market, Mexico’s luxurious and controversial presidential plane finally has an owner.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced this Thursday Tajikistan paid 1,658 million pesos (about US$92 million). For the airline, which was bought by former President Felipe Calderon and later launched by his successor, Enrique Peña Nieto.

Through a video recorded on the plane and a video posted on his Twitter account, AMLO assured that the amount was set “according to the current official estimate”. However, when purchased in 2012, The cost of the aircraft is 218 million US dollars.

According to the President, the money will go to the organization to return what was stolen to the people It will be used to build two hospitals 80 beds in the poorest areas of Mexico”.

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