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Court rejects AMLO complaints filed against provisional suspension of electricity reform

Mexico City, Mexico — A federal court has dismissed complaints filed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador regarding the provisional suspensions applied by Judge Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro.

On March 11, Judge Gómez Fierro granted an Amparo that halted the recently enacted electricity reform promoted by the president. Federal Judges Eugenio Reyes Contreras, Gildardo Galinzoga Esparza and Rosa Elena González Tirado indicated that the appeal was without merit since the definitive suspension of the act claimed had already been granted.

These magistrates are members of the First Collegiate Court in Administrative Matters, Specialized in Economic Competition.

“Resolution. Unique. This complaint appeal is without matter,” says the agreement published Wednesday regarding complaints related to the lawsuits filed by the companies Eoliatec del Pacifico and Orejana Solar Park, respectively.

On Wednesday, that same judge, Juan Pablo Gómez Fierro, issued new definitive suspensions of the electricity reform. In agreements published in electronic platforms of the Judicial Power of the Federation, Judge Gómez Fierro gave notice of the definitive suspension in six files that, together, accumulate nine Amparo trials.

Until now, it is not known if the federal government has challenged the multiple definitive suspensions. However, last week, AMLO 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.