It is a constitutional right of all Mexican citizens to vote in popular consultations, such as in the elections of popular representatives.
In the elections, the person who is going to represent us in public power is chosen to govern us and administer public resources; thus indirectly exercising democracy.
In popular consultations, we directly exercise democracy, deciding a government action; so even if it is nothing more to experience the sensation of exercising public power, we must all participate in them.
The opportunity for us to directly exercise democracy is being given to us this coming August 1, when there will be a popular consultation, in which we will be asked, words plus words less, if we want the former presidents of Mexico to be criminally prosecuted or not.
The referendum (not to be confused with the endorsement which is the premium of the Secretary of State for the regulation, order or agreement of the President to be obeyed), is to put to a vote whether a law should be followed or not; the plebiscite is to put to a vote whether a government measure should continue or not; and the revocation of mandate, is to ask if the President stays or goes; they are also forms of direct democracy.
This popular consultation must take place in the same polls and at the same times in which we voted on June 6; as it has been planned, organized and prepared by the National Electoral Institute INE.
This popular consultation is the first in the history of Mexico; So also for this, we must all participate; Well, for it to be valid, at least 37.4 million voters need to attend, which is 40% of the 93.5 million citizens listed in the INE.
So if we want to make history, we already have an appointment to write it.