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Tag: Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

  • 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).

  • López Obrador’s Fourth Transformation of Mexico: Four Areas of Scholarly Inquiry

    [Editor’s note: This is one of our biweekly I-CONnect columns. Columns, while scholarly in accordance with the tone of the blog and about the same length as a normal blog post, are a bit more “op-ed” in nature than standard posts.