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Supreme Court approves public consult to investigate former presidents

Mexico City, Mexico — The Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) declared the proposal promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador constitutional. In a close six for and five against vote, the proposal of citizen consultation to investigate former presidents of Mexico will be addressed.

During a virtual session, members of the Suprema Corte se Justicia de la Nación (SCJN) discussed whether or not the popular consultation was unconstitutional, however, it was determined that the citizen consultation meets the requirements established in the Constitution and can be carried out.

Now it will be up to the president of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Senators, Eduardo Ramírez Aguilar, to publish the resolution in the Parliamentary Gazette and turn the petition over to the Governance Commission for analysis.

Subsequently, it must be approved or rejected in the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate. If it is rejected, the process ends there, but if it is approved, congress will issue by decree the convocation of the citizen consultation and will notify the National Electoral Institute for the organization thereof.