Mexico's president Andres Obrador is leading by example in his country's austerity . He will take less than the salary of the current . He wants to help get Mexico's economy back on . Mr Obrador told reporters: "What we want is for the to reach everybody." This means he will take home a salary that is just 40 per cent of the salary earned by Mexico's current president, Enrique Peña Nieto. In , Mr Obrador said no public official would be able to earn than he will earn. His supporters greatly welcomed his new .
Mr Obrador wanted to cut his salary but stopped at 60 per cent. He thought a bigger cut would reduce the quality of joining his government. Many are coming from the
sector to take up government jobs with a low salary
. Obrador said he would keep his campaign to reduce given to high-level government . He will cut back on chauffeurs, and health insurance for ministers. He will also turn the official presidential into a cultural center and stop pension payments to presidents.