Photo: La Opinió


Mexico’s Senate on Friday, Sept. 3, approved President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) bill to conduct a public referendum midway through his six-year term to determine whether he should continue in power for the rest of his political mandate.

The so-called Mandate Revocation Law passed Mexico’s upper legislative house after a long session of debate and several hours of negotiation with a slight modification as to how the question will be posed to the public.

According to the modified bill, AMLO will not be able to comment publicly on the matter during the referendum process, although enforcement of that ruling will be difficult since the president has consistently violated electoral rulings to not discuss specific topics during periods of voting and campaigning.


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