The President of Mexico Andrés Manuel López Obrador has welcomed the nation’s Supreme Court (SCJN) endorsing the legality of the consultation that opens the door to persecuting past presidents, as this is a “very important” advance in delivering on your promise .
The Supreme Court on Thursday turned down an appeal asking for the consultation to be ruled unconstitutional, which López Obrador had requested from the Senate. They believe that the Magna Carta states that it is possible “to vote in popular consultations on issues important to the country”, as it would be.
“Yesterday was a very important step forward that nobody worries more than necessary,” said López Obrador, claiming that people are “wise” and “will vote for what they consider most important.” According to the newspaper “Milenio”, however, he classified the question drawn up by the judges as “very general”.
This question asks: “Do you agree or disagree that the appropriate measures are taken, in accordance with the constitutional and legal framework, in order to carry out a process of clarifying the political choices made by political actors in recent years to ensuring justice and the rights of potential victims? “
Former Presidents who could be affected by the consultation are Carlos Salinas de Gortari (1988-1994), Ernesto Zedillo (1994-2000), Vicente Fox (2000-2006), Felipe Calderón (2006-2012) and Enrique Peña Nieto (2012) -2018).