Tuesday, February 7, 2012

AMLO will introduce revocation of mandate

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said yesterday he would introduce the mechanism of "revocation of mandate," where his presidency could end prematurely if enough of Mexico's citizen in a referendum voted to "revoke" his mandate.

Yet AMLO would take this mechanism (as far as I know pioneered by Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and one of the despairingly few positive institutional developments under his rule), one step further:

Not only would this exercise be allowed, but AMLO would make it obligatory, whereby every two years, he would submit to some kind of referendum on his mandate.


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