In Mexico, national electoral institute orders president to remove ‘plan C’ rhetoric from digital media platforms as violation of electoral campaign laws

5 April 2023
Flag of Mexico (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
Flag of Mexico (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
[Original in Spanish] The Complaints and Denunciations Commission of the National Electoral Institute (INE) ordered the Presidency of the Republic to remove [statements telling citizens not to vote for opposition parties in general elections as a means to achieve electoral reform.] The Commission determined that the precautionary measure requested by Senator Kenia López Rabadán and the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), for the alleged improper use of public resources and violation of the principle of fairness in the contest, to the detriment of the local electoral processes currently underway in Coahuila and the State of Mexico, as well as the next Federal Electoral Process 2023-2024 and concurrent local elections, attributable to Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of the Republic, and whoever may be responsible, is appropriate. [The Commission determined that the President's "Plan C"—encouraging people not to vote for conservative candidates—may violate the principle of equity in upcoming state elections in Coahuila and Mexico State. Public servants must uphold the principle of impartiality, whereby public servants must not pronounce or make calls to vote for or against any candidate or political party.]
Read the full article here: El Día


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