Weekly Report - 21 April 2022 (WR-22-16)

MEXICO: End of the road for electricity reform?

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s contentious electricity sector reform was dealt a fatal blow in the lower chamber of congress on Easter Sunday. Following countless congressional debates, the 500-member lower chamber of congress finally voted on the reform, over six months after the López Obrador administration had first presented it. With 275 votes in favour and 223 against, the reform fell well short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass in the lower chamber and proceed to the senate. However, as is often the case when faced with failure, López Obrador refused to concede defeat and is not prepared to give up on his plan to reform the electricity sector.

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