AMLO Accuses Supreme Court of Trying to Replace Congress

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. Photo:


Seeming oblivious to the concept of a system of checks and balances and the separation of powers, Mexican President Andrés Manual López Obrador (AMLO) on Sunday, May 7, accused the nation’s Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) of trying to replace Congress by considering invalidating his Plan B, an underhanded legislation that essentially nullifies the country’s most important electoral institute, the National Electoral Institute (INE).

Just hours before the Supreme Court was due to discuss the the invalidation of certain aspects of the president’s so-called Plan B on the grounds that they are potentially unconstitutional, Mexico’s Legal Counsel of the Federal Executive (CJEF), which reports directly to the president, warned that, in case of invalidating it, the Highest Court would be substituting Congress.

“Doing so would violate the principle of the division of powers and the balance that must exist between the judicial and the legislature,” the CJEF said in a statement.

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