© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador speaks throughout a information convention on the Previous Metropolis Corridor (Antiguo Palacio del Ayuntamiento), in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico January 20, 2023. REUTERS/Henry Romero
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A controversial overhaul of the physique overseeing Mexico’s elections, backed by the nation’s president however seen by critics as an try to weaken the electoral referee within the run-up to key elections subsequent 12 months, went into have an effect on on Thursday.
Tens of hundreds took to the streets on Sunday to protest the modifications, which reorganizes the Nationwide Electoral Institute (INE) by reducing its funds, culling its workers and shutting workplaces.