AMLO: we had fewer votes than in 2018 but because of the INE “boycott”

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador assured this Monday that the consultation of Revocation of Mandate It was a complete success, “the people acted with great responsibility, millions of Mexicans and we are going to see results, we are facing a historic event” for our country, he said.

During his morning conference, the president recounted information from National Electoral Institute (INE) on the day that took place last Sunday, April 10, and highlighted that 16 million 392,522 citizens participated in the consultation of Revocation of Mandate.

He stressed that according to the figures released by the INE at 99.36% of the vote, 1 million 56,778 people (6.4%) believed that the mandate be revoked due to loss of confidence, and 15 million 60,746 people (91.8%) believed that his government will continue until the end of 2024. The invalid votes were 274,998, 1.6 percent.

It also showed the participation that the exercise had by states.

AMLO assured that in this consultation he obtained “more votes” than in 2006, but less than in 2018, this, he said, because of the “traps” and the “boycott” of the INE, which, he said, installed only a third of the voting booths that are installed for the presidential elections, “in 2018 around 160,000 voting booths were installed, and now there were 57,000,” he indicated.

“The INE was not applied to put polling stations everywhere and there were municipalities where there were no polling stations,” he said.

He thanked the citizens who came to participate in the Consultation of Revocation of Mandate and assured that his way of “paying” people for participating will be to never betray them and “continue working for the good of the people.”

“We are going to continue until September 2024 (…) because the people already wanted it,” said the President.

The INE reported on April 10 at night that approximately 16 million citizens, out of an electoral roll of 92.8 million, came to express their opinion on whether President Andrés Manuel López Obrador should continue with his mandate until 2024 or be revoked due to loss trustworthy He added that, according to preliminary figures, the consultation did not reach 40% of the participation required to be binding.

According to the data released by the president of the National Electoral Institute (INE), Lorenzo Córdova, on Sunday, the option that AMLO stays to complete his term until 2024 would have obtained between 90.3 and 91.9 percent.

Lorenzo Cordova reported that once the official results are available, they will be sent to the Electoral Court of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) to resolve any challenges, issue the final computation and declare whether or not the process is binding based on the result.

Former INE advisers have warned that the low participation of citizens in the Mandate Revocation consultation would be used as an argument for the political-electoral reform sought by the head of the federal Executive, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

(With information from Iván Rodríguez and Jorge Monroy)

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