In Mexico, president announces constitutional amendment proposal for citizens to directly elect supreme court judges
10 May 2023
Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (photo credit: Bloomberg)
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said [on 9 May] that he will propose a constitutional amendment to place the selection of Supreme Court judges in the hands of the electorate. [...] His comments came a day after Mexico’s highest court struck down part of an electoral reform package supported by the administration. AMLO said that he will submit the proposed amendment to Congress in September 2024, three months before the end of his mandate but after general elections in which the governing coalition hopes to regain the two-thirds legislative majority needed to amend the constitution.
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