Presidential election in Mexico – Many people in Mexico demonstrate for fair elections – News




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  • Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in various cities in Mexico for free elections and democracy.
  • In the capital Mexico City, thousands gathered in the central “Zocalo” square.
  • The Mexican opposition parties called for the demonstrations.
  • The background to the protests is a planned electoral reform by the government of current President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

Many of the people at the demonstrations were dressed in pink, the election authority’s color.

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If Sheinbaum wins, she would be the first woman to lead Mexico.

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The electoral reform that the government is planning, for example, envisages that the electoral authority will be restructured and reduced. Obrador also wants to have federal judges elected by the people. The opposition parties accuse Obrador of wanting to weaken democracy.

The 70-year-old Lopez Obrador is no longer allowed to run in the elections at the beginning of June after six years in office. According to surveys, the candidate of his “Morena” party, Claudia Sheinbaum, mayor of Mexico City, is well ahead of her competitor and opposition politician Xochitl Gàlvez. If either of them were elected, she would be the first woman in Mexico’s history to hold the office of president.

Many people stand in pink in front of the cathedral in Mexico City.

Legend:

Many people wear pink in front of the cathedral in Mexico City and demand free elections and democracy.

Keystone/MARCO UGARTE


SRF 4 News, February 19, 2024, 00:00;


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