INE Head Resigns, Calling Mexican Electoral Institute ‘Broken’

Edmundo Jacobo Molina, executive secretary of Mexico´s National Electoral Institute (INE). Photo: Google


Edmundo Jacobo Molina, executive secretary of Mexico’s National Electoral Institute (INE), announced on Tuesday, March 28, that he would be resigning from that position effective Monday, April 3.

Jacobo, who just two weeks earlier was reinstated to the post by Mexico’s Supreme Court (SCJN) after President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) tried to have him removed through his contentious Plan B, aimed at nullifying the powers of the INE and giving his office absolute control of election supervision, said that “the institutional design that the INE sought has been broken by political actors with the arrival of the electoral reform.”

“They made the technical operation, which must necessarily be impartial (in order to function properly), part of the political debate,” Molina said.

The official said that this situation forced him to come out “in defense” of the electoral institution, to publicly debate the virtues of the INE and to inform about the risks of Plan B.

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