Metro Incident Report/Fair and Free ElectionsBy Sofía Hanna | Mon, 06/14/2021 - 12:45
No post-election protests. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said that he was pleased to see that the midterm elections held on June 6 were free of issues and that there were no protests following the national vote. “There were no problems in the computations, which shows that the elections were fair, free; we must celebrate it because we achieved our purpose.” He also applauded Mexicans for freely choosing their representatives and that no incidents were recorded after the elections.
Subway incident report. López Obrador mentioned that this week, a report will be published on the deadly collapse of a Line 12 overpass in the Mexico City subway. The report, he said, would provide a cause for the accident that killed 26 people. “There is nothing to hide, we must make public life more public and when the opinion is received, it is made known and we proceed,” López Obrador. We are going to help the (Mexico City) government, the federal government, so that regardless of the result, the judicial investigation (will lead to the) the punishment of those responsible” He added that Line 12 is a service that benefits many people and would resume after repairs are concluded.
Arturo Zaldivar’s mandate. After having proposed an extension of the mandate of Arturo Zaldívar as head of the Judicial Branch, López Obrador said that it would be tough for ministers to support the extension of Zaldívar’s mandate as the head of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) and the Council of the Federal Judiciary (CJF) because the majority of ministers were appointed by the old regime; however, he made it clear that they will decide with freedom and autonomy. López Obrador also clarified that this is not a reelection. “It is that the end of his term is on the 24th, but only as a minister in the event that the other ministers do not support him. It is very difficult for them to support him; hopefully, I am wrong, (but) most of them were (appointed) by the old regime where politics were at the service of the minority, not the people.” AMLO has been persistent that Zaldívar must remain as president not only of the Court but also of the (CJF) to clean up the judicial power.
Second vaccine dose. Tomorrow, the president will receive his second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine. His first dose was on April 20. He commented that, “It does not hurt and also helps us a lot, protects us all, and I again call on older adults who have not yet been vaccinated to do so.”
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