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Less than 8 percent of the country participated in AMLO’s consulta popular

Mexico City, Mexico — Turnout for the Sunday consulta popular was less than 8 percent across the country, however, 89 percent of the votes that were cast were ‘yes’.

According to INE president Lorenzo Córdova, preliminary projections of between 89.4 and 96.3 percent of the votes cast resulted in a ‘yes’ to the government investigating previous Mexican presidents.

The National Electoral Institute (INE) reported that approximately 7.7 percent of the country’s 93.6 million registered voters participated in the popular consult Sunday, which was initiated by AMLO earlier this year, allowing the country to vote on whether or not to investigate former presidents.

“Millions of Mexicans were able to exercise their right to express their opinion. Clearly the popular consultation represents a successful experience,” said Córdova.

Córdova said that the information they have is preliminary and that the final results will be known Monday, which will be sent to the SCJN so that they can determine the constitutional effects.

In October of last year, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) approved the proposal promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of a citizen consultation to investigate five former presidents of Mexico.