Electoral Court invalidates López Obrador’s mandate revocation process
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This April 27, the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power approved declaring that the revocation process at the mandate of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is invalid as it does not achieve 40 percent of the participation.
In the process that took place on April 10, it was confirmed that 16 million 502 thousand 636 people participated, which represents only 17.77 percent of the Nominal List of Electors.
Only 17.7% of those registered on the nominal list of voters voted
In a solemn session, the Electoral Court of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) declared the invalidity of the revocation exercise of the mandate held on April 10, by virtue of the fact that the 40% of the participation, established by the Constitution, was not reached. . This, by confirming that 16.5 million citizens participated in the exercise of direct democracy, equivalent to 17.7% of those registered on the nominal list of voters, so “there is no place for the issuance of the declaration of validity.”
This afternoon, in solemn session, the Superior Chamber of the @TEPJF_reports presented the final computation resolution of the #RevocationOfMandate which legally concludes this process of participatory democracy organized by the @INEMexico hand in hand with the citizenry. pic.twitter.com/UifPknrQXK
– Lorenzo Córdova V. (@lorenzocordovav) April 27, 2022
The exercise reached 17% and not the 40% provided for in the Law, so it is not binding, however, the magistrates determined that there were various irregularities by public officials and party representatives.
“Failed act of democracy”
Given the irregularities, the plenary session of the Court agreed to give a hearing to the Technical Unit for Litigation of the INE and the Specialized Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes (Fede).
It was a “failed act of democracy,” said Judge Janine Otálora Malassis during the face-to-face session held this Wednesday. “The fact that high public servants challenge institutions does not bode well. It cannot be allowed to be corrupted by transforming it into ratification”, added the judge.