Mexico.- After being published in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF), the Federal Law of Revocation of Mandate, which seeks to carry out a vote to evaluate the administration of the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO).
The Mandate Revocation Law It was promoted by Andrés Manuel himself, as part of his ideology of maintaining power only if he has the support of the Mexicans.
The revocation of the mandate will allow a vote to be carried out in the middle of a six-year term, during the month of March 2022, by gathering signatures from 3% of the nominal list of voters, distributed in at least 17 states.
The first consultation is scheduled for 2022 with the question: “Do you agree that (name), President of the United Mexican States, have his mandate revoked due to loss of confidence or remain in the Presidency of the Republic until that your period ends? “
Mexicans will go to the polls to decide the future of the President Andrés Manuel, a democratic exercise that has caused controversy in the country, since it has been considered that it is only intended to divide the citizenship, in addition to generating unnecessary spending for the National Electoral Institute (INE).
They reject consultation
The law has caused controversy because it establishes that “political parties may promote citizen participation in the mandate revocation process” although it prohibits government propaganda during the process.
The platform Yes For Mexico, which groups together some of the main opposition organizations in the country, asked this Wednesday not to participate or collect signatures for the exercise, noting that President López Obrador intends to “ratify himself.”
“The president will have the pretext to dedicate himself to a personal campaign for the next 7 months, abandoning his role as ruler, to the detriment of the interests of the country,” the organization denounced in a position.
The statement, shared by the former president Felipe Calderon, who remains active in politics as an opponent, also accused the exercise of “promoting greater social polarization and a spirit of confrontation.”
In addition, he assured that the process “does not guarantee a real change” because the law establishes that a member of the party in power can assume the Executive Power after the removal of the president.
Likewise, he described as “irresponsible” the “budgetary expenditure that would imply an unnecessary action.”
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“Instead of wearing out in an inappropriate and unnecessary election, we call on all the women and men of this great country to demand that the president fulfill his mandate without haggling,” concluded Sí Por México.
With information from EFE.