Cancellation of the mandate. why AMLO is promoting a referendum that might cost him the presidency

  • Marcos Gonzalez Diaz
  • BBC News World correspondent in Mexico


image source Government of Mexico

For the first time in its history, Mexico will ask its people this Sunday whether they want their president to continue in office or not.

The deliberations are coming to the country, presented as an exercise in democracy, with the firm support of its president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), who is a strong advocate of asking people about various issues in his government.

However, the initiative was categorically rejected by those who consider that this consultation is not necessary, that it only pursues. reaffirm the image of the president who continues to enjoy high popularity, according to surveys.

Previously held in countries such as Venezuela or Bolivia, Mexicans have to choose between two options during this consultation that will determine the future of AMLO. “Until the end of his term in 2024.

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