Mexico protesters in mass rally against electoral changes

Mexico protesters in mass rally against electoral changes
Mexico protesters in mass rally against electoral changes

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details Mexico protesters in mass rally against electoral changes in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - MEXICO CITY — Huge crowds have rallied in Mexico's capital, protesting against proposed changes to the electoral authority ahead of June's presidential elections.

The Mexico City government said some 90,000 people turned out in the city's Zocalo Square. The rally organizers said the figure was much higher.

The opposition accuses President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of trying to weaken the National Electoral Institute - an autonomous, non-partisan body.

He says the INE is biased and corrupt.

Since his victory in the 2018 presidential elections, López Obrador has been pushing for a reform of the INE, which he says will save taxpayers $150m (£119m) a year by drastically reducing the agency's staff.

Sunday's demonstration in the capital's historic square is the latest such protest in Mexico in recent years.

"We do not want our autonomous institutions to be attacked, we want to defend our democracy, we want the INE... to be independent, and we want our president to keep his hands off the election," demonstrator Diana Arnaiz was quoted as saying by the AFP news agency.

Maria de Jesus Torres, who also attended the rally, said: "We are millions of Mexicans who are against this government and I am coming out for my children and grandchildren."

López Obrador is not able to seek re-election because Mexican presidents are limited to a single six-year term.

He is supporting former Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who is currently leading the opinion polls.

Ms Sheinbaum, a member of his ruling Morena party, on Sunday officially entered the race by submitting her registration papers. — BBC


These were the details of the news Mexico protesters in mass rally against electoral changes for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Moscow says US aid to Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan will ‘exacerbate global crises’
NEXT Israel PM says US military aid vote ‘defends Western civilisation’

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]