PULSE NEWS MEXICO
Porfirio Muñoz Ledo, former head of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies, current Mexican ambassador of Cuba and erstwhile presidential candidate, on Sunday, Dec. 11, declared President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s so-called electoral reform initiative “paramount to a political coup,” and called for López Obrador to be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court.
The 89-year-old Muñoz Ledo, considered to be a political institution in Mexico and a member of AMLO’s own leftist National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party, said on social media that the electoral reform proposed by López Obrador represents a “coup d’état” against the Mexican Constitution.
“AMLO’s electoral initiative constitutes a coup against our constitutional regime,” Muñoz Ledo wrote on his Twitter account, of which he has more than 200,000 followers.
“The Senate must not approve it, and the president must be prosecuted before the International Criminal Court.”
Since he took office in December 2018, AMLO has been at loggerheads with the country’s most important electoral body, the National Electoral Institute (INE), and has recently proposed legislation that would essentially eliminate the INE and put all elections under the supervision and jurisdiction of his own government.