And yet about 60 percent of Mexicans approve of Lopez Obrador performance, polls show. The longtime left icon is expected to receive an overwhelming support in review vote.
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Lopez Obrador called the referendum an exercise in “direct democracy” of man of in people as opposed to corrupt, self-serving leadership of in past. “Why not promote participation of in people decide if the president is should Continue or resign?” he asked at a recent news conference.
AMLO is the most powerful President of Mexico in decades. Some say he’s too strong.
Why not? Mexican opposition parties charge $80 million referendum in propaganda aimed at strengthening the hand of the president and distracting people from government failures.
No lack of those. Newspapers are full with stories of massacres committed in an organized mannercrime groups. Mexico’s gross domestic product is growing at an anemic pace 2 percent annually, and economy has yet to return to its pre-pandemic performance. The United States Expresses Dismay at López Obrador’s Attempts give in government more role in electricity generation, and move it could affect billions of dollars in foreign investment.
“The only thing that matters for this type of the character is popular because he doesn’t have much delivery of results”said Luis Rubio, President of Mexico Evalua, think tank.
However, there is little doubt that Lopez Obrador win deftly. Partly because the opposition called for for a boycott. But this also due to the president’s popularity. The level is especially noteworthy at the moment of political and economic turmoil in hemisphere, in that many leaders, from President Biden to leaders of Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil have all seen falling poll results.
This was milestone for democracy. Now Lopez Obrador wants to get rid of of Freedom of Mexico -of-information institute.
Analysts cite several reasons for Lopez Obrador continues support. One of the Mexicans traditional respect for the current president. Several recent Mexican leaders have maintained such high ratings for many years. of them six-year terms.
“We have a presidential culture,” the politician said. scientist Alejandro Moreno, head of vote for El Financiero. “You have closed ranks around the leader.”
But how much people don’t get it, writer Jorge Cepeda Patterson said that López Obrador’s 2018 win was a watershed for political system. The Mexicans were discouraged failure of them young democracy to fight legacy of corruption left over since 71 of one-party rule. Meanwhile, export-oriented growth model, built around the North American Free Trade Agreement, was highly successful in some areas, but left millions of people behind – This, in the country already suffers from glaring inequality. More than half of all mexican workers are still working in informal sector.
Lopez Obrador expressed disappointment with politics normally.
“The opposition behaves as if discontent is what Lopez Obrador breeds with his demagogy, deceit people, according to his reasoning. What they don’t understand is that it’s the other way around,” Zepeda Patterson said. Lopez Obrador became president because of it’s dissatisfaction.”
Even when people don’t think their life is getting better: “They think, ‘Well, at least he knows our names. At least he’s protecting us. At least he asks the rich who have left us in this position.’ ”
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Lopez Obrador is a controversial figure. He uses daily news conferences to critique political opponents, academics, civil society groups, journalists and others critics as agents of wealthy elite. However, despite all his militancy, he did not raise taxes and did not out major expropriations. He defended the continuation of NAPHTHA. He was a peso-tweaker, not a species of free-spending leader, usually associated with Leftist populism. He raised the minimum wage but carefully guarded stability of pesos.
Zepeda Patterson said the president’s inflammatory story could be strategy maintain its popularity, despite the meager results of his economic policy. “If he could not achieve popularity support carrying out a real fight against elite – which he did not – he could have held an oral fight,” he said.
president party launched pre-election style campaign convince people turn out for in vote. “You are not alone, AMLO,” read billboards across the country. However, despite the efforts, analysts believe that the referendum is unlikely to lead to a victory. required minimum of 40 percent turnout that will make it results binding.
However, this is likely to have political implications. Lopez Obrador was on crusade against National Electoral Institute, accusing it of bias against his. Autonomous Institute, which played key role in The democratization of Mexico refuted these claims. But if turnout is low on On Sunday, the president is expected to blame the agency. The institute said government did not allocate enough funds for set up more polling stations.
Lopez Obrador could also use in results of in vote like a cudgel to push legislators to approve some of the most radical legislation of his presidency. Next week Congress is expected to vote on a constitutional amendment that would repeal a 2014 reform that opened up the electricity sector to foreign investment.
López Obrador claimed that access to electricity is social law and government should oversee the sector. Critics say the measure will make Mexico increasingly dependent on dirty fuel of domestic production, obstructing the flow of funds necessary for the growth of the country’s manufacturing sector.
Luis Carlos Ugalde, politician analyst said whether Sunday vote legally binding, irrelevant. “What’s relevant for López Obrador is mobilization and propaganda,” he wrote. in column for El Financiero. “And it will happen.