This Sunday will be the march in defense of the National Electoral Institute (INE), which will take place in Mexico City and will be replicated in other states of the country.
The demonstration is promoted by civil organizations, businessmen, activists and some opposition parties that reject the electoral reform of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, as they consider it harmful to the INE.
The only speaker at the event will be José Woldenberg, the first president of the INE, formerly the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE), and whom López Obrador has called Lorenzo Córdova’s “political master.”
Timetables and route
In Mexico City, the appointment is at 10:30 in the morning and will leave the Angel of Independence.
The route that attendees will follow is by Paseo de la Reforma, they will arrive at the Torre del Caballito to take Avenida de la República and arrive at the Monument to the Revolution.
The organization “United to improve” has reported that the march will be replicated in more than 50 cities, including two in other countries, one in the US and one in Spain.
Here are some other cities and the times it will be held.
In social networks, the march in defense of democracy is promoted, as they have also spread it, with the hashtags #ElINENoSeToca #YoSiVoyALaMarcha #YoDefiendoAllNE
🙌🏽 Tomorrow will be a great day to express ourselves! [email protected] [email protected]!
☝️🏽Let’s follow the recommendations below and walk in peace to say #ElINENoSeToca
— United to Improve (@redesunidosmx) November 12, 2022
So far, neither the Metrobus nor the Mexico City Metro have reported if they will have any of their stations closed or if they will modify any route.
Read: Insults, campaigns and artificial accounts in networks are activated, prior to the march in favor of the INE
Change Sunday walk for gear
The government of Mexico City reported that due to the presence of protesters on Paseo de la Reforma, the Paseo Dominical Muévete en Bici will modify its route.
He indicated that the section from Glorieta de la Diana to Glorieta Simón Bolívar will not be enabled.
Nor can it be used to ride a bike Juárez Avenue and Venustiano Carranza Street to the Zocalo.
Get your bike 🚲 ready and plan your tour to explore the streets of the City on the Sunday Walk #MuéveteEnBici😍🚴
Remember that there are two routes due to the mobilizations planned for that day 🧐
Check out the map 👇 pic.twitter.com/oHIJ2ha0o4
— MI Bici CDMX (@MIBiciCDMX) November 11, 2022
AMLO criticizes the march in favor of the INE
In recent days, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has criticized the march under the argument that it is not called by democrats, but by people who are against his government and who are “classist” and “racist.”
However, this Friday he said that they will be given all the facilities to carry out and celebrate the demonstration, because he said that in the country the right to dissent is respected and with it the simulation is combated.
Read: AMLO criticizes José Woldenberg and accuses him of being Lorenzo Córdova’s “political master”
In his electoral reform initiative, President López Obrador proposes to change the INE for a new institute called INEC, and reduce from 11 to 7 the electoral councilors, so that they are also chosen by the people from among the forms proposed by Congress, the Executive and the Supreme Court.
On this point specialists have warned of the risk that the new institute is subject to the ruling party, because the aspiring counselors would have to campaign and could resort to partisan support, in addition to the fact that the president and the majority of Morena in Congress would intervene in the lists of aspiring counselors.
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