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AMLO files complaint after additional provisional suspensions against new electricity reform

Mexico City, Mexico — Federal judge Rodrigo de la Peza López Figueroa granted two new provisional suspensions to the application of the reforms to the electricity system promoted by López Obrador. The judge granted the provisions considering that they could damage free competition.

With these two latest appeals, they add more judicial suspensions against the reforms. On March 11, two days after the law came into affect, Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro, Second District Court in Administrative Matters, granted the first two provisional suspensions to companies Eoliatec del Pacífico and Parque Solar Orejana.

Gómez Fierro said that the suspensions granted were intended to avoid distortions in the electricity industry market and affect competition and the development of the sector. These same arguments were made by Judge Rodrigo de la Peza López Figueroa.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has since filed a complaint via the Ministry of Energy, against the first provisional suspension that was issued against the recently published electricity reform. On Wednesday, President López Obrador said that if the law is declared unconstitutional (in a separate process from the Amparo trials), he will present a proposal to reform the Constitution.