In Mexico, president announces ‘plan C’ after supreme court suspends electoral reform

By Mark Lorenzana, 3 April 2023
Flag of Mexico (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
Flag of Mexico (photo credit: Chickenonline via pixabay)
Shortly after the Mexican Supreme Court (SCJN) on Friday, March 24, halted the implementation of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) electoral law, AMLO on Monday, March 27, in his daily morning press conference alluded to a Plan C and, in the process, criticized Supreme Court Justice Javier Laynez for overturning his Plan B reform. [...] “There is a Plan C. They are thinking that everything is over? The plan is for people not to vote for the conservative bloc, so that the transformation continues. No to a vote for the conservatives, yes for the transformation,” AMLO said. [...] López Obrador did not discuss the details of his so-called Plan C, but the opposition and critics seem to agree that the plan is to install a Trojan Horse in the INE by replacing the current INE directors with candidates that are sympathetic to AMLO’s leftist ruling party, the National Regeneration Movement (Morena). The Technical Evaluation Committee of the Chamber of Deputies delivered on Sunday, March 26, to the Political Coordination Board a list of applicants to fill in the four posts of INE directors. Immediately, Maite Azuela — a member of the Technical Evaluation Committee representing the National Institute for Transparency Access to Information and Personal Data Protection (INAI) — flagged six of the candidates, saying that they are not suitable due to their “lack of autonomy and independence required by the position.”
Read the full article here: Pulse News Mexico


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