By unanimous vote, the Superior Chamber of the Electoral Court of Mexico confirmed on Thursday the sentence against the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), for making propaganda during the presentation of his first Government report of 2021 in the middle of the regional elections campaign.
The magistrates considered that the speech made by AMLO on March 30 “did constitute personalized governmental propaganda in a prohibited period.”
In a statement, the Electoral Court of Mexico, detailed that the Mexican president made undue propaganda when the electoral campaigns had already begun in the states of Campeche, Colima, Guerrero, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, and Sonora for the June 6 regional elections.
The decision of the Electoral Court of Mexico
The judges also stated that AMLO also incurred in the improper use of public resources when referring to the cancellation of the registration of Monica Rangel as Morena’s candidate to the governorship of San Luis Potosi, as well as when stating that Adrian de la Garza, the PRI-PRD candidate to the Government of Nuevo Leon, had allegedly bought votes during the electoral campaign.
Therefore, the plenary exhorted AMLO’s spokesman and in charge of government communications, Jesús Ramírez Cuevas, to “be particularly scrupulous when participating in the transmission of messages that may be disseminated by the media, as he runs the risk of incurring in an infraction”.