Like every day, this Thursday, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador led his usual morning conference with the media, from the National Palace.
At the beginning of his message, the president celebrated and considered “good news” the fact that the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Branch reversed the decision of the National Electoral Institute and will allow the transmission of the “morning” in Coahuila and Hidalgo, where there will be elections this October.
“Just to point out that, according to the Electoral Tribunal, these conferences, these circular dialogues without censorship and with absolute freedom, do not interfere with the electoral processes,” he said.
And he added: “That is what the Court decided, for the same reason it is not considered propaganda but rather to guarantee the right of Mexicans to information.”
In that sense, the head of the Executive accused that his adversaries wanted to limit and censor him.
For this reason, it was decided to appeal to the TEPJF to reverse the INE’s decision and it became clear that his government can hold such conferences.
“It was a complaint from the opposition parties, the conservatives, before the INE and the Institute, they decided that these conferences should not be broadcast and when they go to the Court it is resolved that we can,” he reiterated.