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AMLO seeking judicial review after judge grants Amparo against new electricity law

Mexico City, Mexico — Mexico’s president Andrés Manuel López Obrador says he will seek to bring the provisional suspension of the Electricity Law to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation.

The announcement came Friday. The president said that the Federal Judiciary will be asked to review the case after a judge approved an Amparo two days after the publication of the law in the Diario Oficial de la Federación.

“These judges were created, they arise, when the energy reform is carried out, to protect private and foreign companies, not to protect and defend the national interest. As soon as the reform is published, there is the protection.

“Well, we are going to go to the Supreme Court and we want the Judiciary to review the procedures of these judges,” he said.

López Obrador said that there are owners of foreign companies, and even some Mexicans, who are very upset by the recently approved electricity reform and defended that it is to avoid leonine contracts.

On Thursday, a specialized competition judge ordered the provisional suspension of the reform to the Industry Electricity Law, which with the Amparo, will not apply to anyone until a sentence is handed down.

The judge’s suspension came after power generators Parque Solar Orejana and Eoliatec del Pacífico filed an Amparo immediately after the decree of reforms to the Electricity Law was published on Tuesday.