Mexico City / 22.07.2021 11:48:55
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador assured that the National Electoral Institute (INE) nor its advisers are promoting in the media the popular consultation on political actors of the past, which will take place on August 1.
In the morning conference, he said that we live “the world upside down” in Mexico, because in the speech they talk about democracy, but in fact they do not want it to happen, so he considered it necessary for people to participate in this type of training.
“Look at the speeches of those who called themselves democrats, look at them, there you will find how participatory democracy, the referendum, the consultation have been talked about for 20 years.
“And in effect, they are not spreading the question about the consultation, are not the INE advisers on the television radio programs, have they been? They do not agree, they did not agree with these practices, “he remarked.
To reinforce his position, López Obrador asked if intellectuals like José Woldenberg and Enrique Krauze were promoting this exercise. At the same time, he called on citizens to participate in the consultation, despite the legal restrictions imposed by the INE.
“You have to participate, everyone has this opportunity and it does not matter that there are questions, democracy is also a confrontation of ideas, it is debate, it does not matter that they do not agree, one has to defend their ideals. You have to keep promoting ”, he pointed out.