The off-year Mexican election on June 6 will resemble a referendum on the country’s populist, autocratic president.
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – better known as AMLO – is under attack from all sides and although he is not on the ballot – he cannot run for re-election – his private political party is Morena.
The danger for Mexico is that AMLO acts as if it wants to be a dictator.
Despite having a majority in the Mexican Congress, he has not been able to completely isolate private enterprise, despite trying. The court has stopped him.
However, AMLO calls the courts the enemy of the people as it does the country’s media. In a reference to former President Trump’s criticism of “neo-conservatives”, he calls any opponents “neo-liberals” corrupt every day in his so-called news conference.
In urging a vote against AMLO’s party is the respected British weekly newspaper The Economist, with me and several Mexican media commentators calling him a “false messiah”.
Why? Because they see in this former PRI officeholder an autocrat who was as corrupt as the PRI until Vicente Fox thoroughly defeated the Institutional Revolutionary Party in 2000, as it was formally known.
AMLO later ran for president in 2006, and was beaten, but like the former Trump, he claimed fraud. AMLO eventually won the presidency in 2018 in its third attempt.
What is worrying for Mexican democracy is that the ALMLO has threatened that unless it receives a super-majority on June 6, it will abandon the 1917 constitution and write its own constitution, giving him a life-long presidency. could run for – such as Fidel Castro or Hugo Chavez. .
While it seeks ultimate power, the stench of corruption is upon AMLO and its party, whose abbreviation Morena stands for National Uplift Movement. Worse yet, AMLO has engaged the Mexican military in large-scale construction projects, such as a new international airport.
Worse yet, the Mexican Navy chief spoke at his new morning conference call recently to support an unconstitutional effort to extend the term of the Mexican Supreme Court chief justice. In other words, the Mexican military has been corrupted by AMLO.
AMLO looks more and more like a nascent dictator spreading Mexican taxpayer money to his relatives, friends and the new Allied army.
The Mexican people should vote for anyone but the puppet of Morena or a democratic, free enterprise Mexico on June 6th, disappearing into a new Mexican dictatorship.
Raul Lori Contreras is a Marine Corps veteran, political consultant and author of the new book White Anglo-Saxon Protestant (WASPS) and Mexican. His work has appeared in the New American News Service of the New York Times Syndicate.
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