A Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice (SCJN) admitted four unconstitutional actions to annul the term of office of The Governor-elect of Baja California, Jaime Bonilla.
The lawsuits were filed by the PRI, PAN, PRD and Movement Ciudadano.
Minister Fernando Franco gave entry into the demands, but refused to grant a suspension to prevent Bonilla’s protest, arguing that he is not questioned the legitimacy of Bonilla’s electoral victory or the first two years of his term, but the post-local Constitution to extend it to five years.
«It is not necessary for this action of unconstitutionality to be resolved before the next holder of the Executive of the State of Baja California surrenders the respective protest to assume the office, as the contested rule will continue to take effect and, therefore , the respective judgment will still be the subject of a ruling,» Franco explained.
The minister gave the Congress of Baja California and the state executive only six calendar days to answer the lawsuit, as well as ten days to the Federation’s Electoral Court of the Judiciary to give him his opinion on the case.
Invalidating the reform of a transitional article of the state constitution will require the vote of at least eight of the 10 acting ministers.
Of the 2 million 811,75 voters who make up the nominal list of the State Electoral Institute of Baja California (IEEBC), only 1.9% participated in the consultation on the extension of the mandate of the governor-elect, Jaime Bonilla, according to the Congress of Baja california.
The current state representative, Francisco Vega, disqualified the consultation organized by the Congress of Baja California on the grounds that it is invalid, and hoped that there would be a definitive answer in the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN).
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