Mexico: Thousands protest AMLO’s electoral reform proposal

Source: Deutsche Welle [German state media]

“Tens of thousands of people demonstrated on Sunday in Mexico City against electoral reforms put forward by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). In addition to the march in the capital, demonstrations were also held in 25 other cities. Protesters argue that the reform will undermine the National Electoral Institute (INE) …. AMLO has accused the INE of endorsing fraud during his failed election bids in 2006 and 2012. He has been president since winning in 2018. AMLO’s reform proposal would replace the INE with a new body with members chosen by voters instead of lawmakers. The replacement organization would also have a smaller budget under the proposal. The proposal would reduce the number of seats in the lower house of Congress from 500 to 300 and those in the Senate from 128 to 96. It would also cut financing for political parties and limit advertising time.” (11/14/22)