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Mexican President does not rule out trying his predecessors for corruption

2021-08-02T17:36:18.011Z

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador declared Monday, August 2, that he would not rule out the possibility of bringing corruption lawsuits against his ...



Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said on Monday (August 2) that he would not rule out bringing corruption cases against his predecessors, despite the low turnout in a referendum to decide on such prosecutions.

"

This does not exclude the possibility of trial, the authorities have the right to act at any time in judicial matters as long as there is evidence and elements

", declared the Mexican president.

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The rules for the referendum, which took place on Sunday, require a turnout of at least 40% of the electoral rolls for the decision to be binding. But only 7.07 to 7.74% of the 93.6 million voters went to the polls, or 6.74 million people, according to a provisional count from the National Electoral Institute (INE). "

In any case, it is important

", underlined Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, who qualified this rate of participation of "

triumph

". According to INE figures, 89.3 to 96.2% of voters voted "

yes

", while the "

no

" recorded support of 1.38 to 1.58%.

In Mexico, ex-presidents can be tried like any other citizen, as they lose their immunity upon leaving office, and critics have claimed the referendum was unnecessary. Currently, no former president is the subject of a procedure.

Source: lefigaro

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