Mexico’s ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party’s national council voted unanimously to sponsor a nationwide signature collecting campaign to request a public referendum on whether or not to launch legal inquiries into the alleged crimes of corruption by former presidents, specifically, Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, Vicente Fox Quesada, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and Enrique Peña Nieto sean sujetos a juicio penal por corrupción.

Morena leader Alfonso Ramírez Cuéllar said that the party is expecting to collect more than 2 million signatures endorsing the referendum, although by law, only 1.8 million are required to hold the polling.

Morena has set up hundreds of signature-collecting sites across the country, and even in the United States.

Current Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), who rode to power on the Morena ticket (a party which he personally founded), said Monday, Aug. 31, that he personally is against bringing his predecessors to trial, but would abide with the decisions of the public vote.

…Aug. 31, 2020

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