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Mexico: Reject President’s Elections Overhaul

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image A voter casts a ballot in Mexico City, June 6, 2021. © 2021 Gerardo Vieyra/NurPhoto via AP  (Washington, DC) – Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s proposal to modify the constitution to overhaul the country’s electoral system could seriously undermine electoral authorities’ independence, putting free, fair elections at risk, Human Rights Watch said today. Legislators should reject the proposed constitutional changes, which would contravene international human rights standards. The president’s proposal would eliminate many of the safeguards intended to preserve…

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