Mexican Government Keeps Distance With President-Elect Biden
MEXICO CITY — According to several reports, President-elect Joe Biden and his staff are contacting strategic U.S. allies overseas after receiving the required 270 electoral votes. But the Mexican government wants to keep its distance.
According to Mexican newspaper El Universal, Biden’s team asked the Mexican embassy to arrange a phone call with the Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
Martha Bárcena, Mexico’s ambassador to the U.S., tweeted that she held a meeting with American middlemen to explain her country decided to wait to congratulate the winner.
Bárcena says the decision is based on Mexico’s principle of-non intervention and under the instructions of the president.
The tweet reads that the decision underlines respect for the U.S. political system, as well as to President Trump and “prospective” President-elect Biden.
The Mexican embassy says it will wait for the official results before establishing communication.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct Joe Biden's title.