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Weekly Report - 28 March 2019 (WR-19-12)

MEXICO: López Obrador ally disbanded

One of the three parties within President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s ruling coalition Juntos Haremos Historia (JHH) will cease to exist after an adverse ruling by the electoral tribunal (TEPJF). The conservative evangelical Partido Encuentro Social (PES) lost its battle for survival after the TEPJF ruled last week that it had not met the requirements of electoral law. But the PES is intent on exploiting a legal loophole to recover its registration within a year, prompting calls for urgent reform to prevent political parties from abusing the system.

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