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The first popular consultation divides Mexico

2021-08-01T20:02:18.856Z

The referendum proposing to "judge the presidents" widened, Sunday, the gap between the supporters and the opponents of the president "AMLO".



On Sunday morning, Agustin Aguilar, a public works official in Mexico City, was delighted to go to the polling station for the first national consultation in Mexican history.

“It's historic. I have been fighting since my youth, in the 1970s, to have this type of citizen exercises. The people must vote to encourage them. This is how we got President Lopez Obrador elected, ”he

explains to

Figaro

. In 2018, he was very happy to see the election of a leftist president who promised to fight corruption and advocated a more participatory democracy.

In September 2020, AndrésManuel Lopez Obrador had started a procedure to ask Mexicans if they wanted to judge five former presidents: Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de Leon, Vicente Fox Quesada, Felipe Calderon Hinojosa and Enrique Pena Nieto.

"AMLO" attributes many of the country's ills to his predecessors, whom he regularly qualifies as

"neoliberals"

and

"technocrats"

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Source: lefigaro

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