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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's ruling Morena party is now trying to merge three regulatory bodies -- the Federal Economic Competition Commission, the Federal Telecommunications Institute and the Energy Regulatory Commission-- into one. (Photo: IFT)
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Mexico: AMLO More Authoritarian


Mexican president appears increasingly more authoritarian as corruption continues.


BY JOACHIM BAMRUD

 

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (popularly known as AMLO) is seen as increasingly authoritarian, while his anti-corruption efforts appear to be partisan.

His ruling Morena party is now trying to merge three regulatory bodies -- the Federal Economic Competition Commission (Cofece), the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) -- into one in a move the opposition criticized as a power grab that could jeopardize oversight, according to Reuters. After strong criticism the proposal has been delayed, but not shelved.

Last month, the National Elections Institute (INE) rejected efforts by ...

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Keywords: Capacity to Combat Corruption Index, Corruption, Elections, Hogan Lovells, Holland & Knight, Maya Train, Mid-Term Referendum

 

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