Last week, Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of Congress, began discussing a constitutional reform project targeting a massive modification of the country’s electoral institutions and processes. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) submitted the reform bill to the Chamber of Deputies in April. Since Morena, the President’s party, holds an absolute majority in both chambers of Congress and controls 22 out of 32 state congresses, the constitutional reform has good odds of being approved. Morena only needs to bring a handful of opposition-party representatives to its cause in order to attain the two-thirds super-majority necessary to pass the bill onto the Senate, where it also holds a majority.
November 9, 2022