After major protests against Mexican electoral reform, president proposes his own march

Published: Friday, November 18, 2022 - 2:25pm

Last weekend, thousands of people marched across Mexico to protest a controversial electoral reform. Now Mexico’s president is proposing his own march.

In cities across the country, including Hermosillo, people took to the streets last Sunday to express alarm about a reform package that, among other things, would put the leaders of Mexico’s electoral institute to a popular vote.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was critical of the protests, dismissing them as little more than a lackluster conservative tantrum against his administration.

After defending the reform against critics during one of his morning press conferences this week, López Obrador then announced his own march on Sunday, Nov. 27. As planned, it would end in Mexico City’s massive central plaza where he intends to also deliver his State of the Union address.

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