MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Tuesday he will freeze an education overhaul enacted under his predecessor so that consensus can be sought for a new law, delivering a boost to a teachers’ union faction that has spent months demanding its repeal.

FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks during a news conference at the National Palace in Mexico City, Mexico April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

Lopez Obrador said he was ordering the education, interior and finance ministries to suspend legislation passed by the government of his predecessor Enrique Pena Nieto while talks proceed in search of new measures that are “accepted by all.”

Legislators have so far failed to reach agreement on how to replace Pena Nieto’s

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