President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) accused the National Electoral Institute (INE) of committing censorship against Claudia Sheinbaum after the Head of Government was asked to stop fences painted in her favor towards the 2024 elections.
During the morning press conference in Campeche, the president assured that the INE is violating the Constitution.
“Evidently they are violating Articles 6 and 7 but since the INE is not touched, they are the untouchables of the mafia of power, they protect them and even the conservatives march to protect this type of flagrant violations of the Constitution,” López Obrador said.
Read: INE orders to stop painted fences in favor of Sheinbaum towards 2024 and asks him to distance himself from the campaign
Ordering of the INE to Claudia Sheinbaum
The president’s statements come after the Complaints and Denunciations Commission of the INE ordered to stop the campaign of graffiti of fences and advertising on social networks that promotes Claudia Sheinbaum towards the presidential elections of 2024.
“It is embarrassing that it is the media at the service of conservatives, those who support this decision of the INE that is contrary to freedom of expression and demonstration,” he explained.
On December 2, the INE ordered the president of the capital that, within a period of no more than 24 hours, publicly dissociate herself from the campaign and ask her supporters to refrain from carrying out behaviors that seek to influence the 2023-2024 electoral process.
The measure was taken after the deputy of Movimiento Ciudadano, Jorge Álvarez Maynez, and several citizens filed complaints about the painting of fences and placement of tarps in different parts of the country with the use of the phrases “#EsElla”, “EsClaudia”, and “So that the transformation continues”.
Given this, the head of government criticized the resolution of the Institute since she affirmed that this measure is “authoritarian” and announced that she will appeal.
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