Mexico Considers Electoral Reform

Mexico Senate approves controversial electoral reform

The so-called “Plan B” reform was passed through the Chamber of Deputies a week earlier by the Morena party and its allies after the constitutional amendment President López Obrador originally wanted failed to receive a two-thirds supermajority vote.

Opponents decry it as an unconstitutional attempt by Morena to consolidate power and claim it will weaken the country’s electoral infrastructure.

In what is shaping up to be a habit of going against the current of his own party, Senate Majority Leader and 2024 presidential hopeful Ricardo Monreal voted against the reform, saying he believes it to be unconstitutional.

“Let me clarify that this is a strictly personal matter, it does not involve the parliamentary group in which I participate,” Monreal said. “The only thing I want is for the Constitution to be respected.”

Cody Copeland Cody Copeland is the Mexico correspondent for Courthouse News Service