Tag: Recall Election
Playing the Long Game: Behind Mexico’s Presidential Recall Election
—Mariana Velasco-Rivera, National University of Ireland Maynooth, School of Law and Criminology; Co-Editor, IACL Blog. Twitter: @marisconsin. [Editor’s Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our 2022 columnists, see here.] In my last column I tried to bring attention to the way in which Mexico’s ruling party (MORENA) hijacked the presidential recall election process, acting against both the constitution and a Supreme Court decision that held that the active participation (e.g.,
Mexico’s Upcoming Presidential Recall Election has been Hijacked by the President’s Party
—Mariana Velasco-Rivera, National University of Ireland Maynooth, School of Law and Criminology; Co-Editor, IACL Blog. Twitter: @marisconsin. [Editor’s Note: This is one of our regular ICONnect columns.] In recent years, a series of constitutional amendments have introduced mechanisms of direct democracy in Mexico—in particular, referendums (2012) and Presidential recall elections (2019).
An Unconstitutional Constitutional Amendment in Trinidad & Tobago?
—Richard Albert, Boston College Law School Two days ago, the House of Representatives in Trinidad & Tobago passed the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2014 by a simple majority. The bill must still pass the Senate by a simple majority and receive presidential assent before becoming law, but neither step is expected to pose a threat to its eventual entrenchment in the Constitution.