the president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorruled out that he will seek a constitutional reform to be re-elected, after a referendum on his continuity in power in which he received support of more than 90%.
“I want to thank you because more than 90% voted for my term to end. They want me to continue until September 2024. Love is paid with love. I stay and we will continue with the transformation of the country”, he assured.
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“I am going to continue serving until the last day of my term, I am not going to overdo it because I am a Democrat and I am not in favor of re-election”said AMLO in a video broadcast on his social networks, in which he thanked the support received in the consultation, which he himself promoted.
In this unprecedented exercise in Mexico Between 17% and 18.2% of voters participated. For the result to be binding, the vote of 40% of the people qualified to vote (37 million) was required.
The 68-year-old leftist president, elected for the 2018-2024 period, received between 90.3% and 91.9% of votes in favor of ending his term, against a range of 6.4% to 7.8% that They supported revoking him.
“I want to thank you because more than 90% voted for me to finish my term, more than 15 million Mexicans are happy and want me to continue until September 2024”, he added.
López Obrador assured that in the remainder of his presidency he will work “deeply” to achieve what he calls a “transformation” of Mexico.
The president’s opponents had warned that this referendum could be used to promote a constitutional reform that would introduce re-election in Mexico and thus prolong the term of the head of state.