Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 17, 2021 / 06:01 am
The administration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and legislators from his ruling National Regeneration Movement decided to put on hold for now the debate on amending the federal constitution to insert abortion rights and gender ideology.
In an April 14 press conference, López Obrador said that "when there are highly controversial confrontational issues, points of view, the best thing is to consult the citizens.”
The president stressed that that his “recommendation” to Mexican legislators “is that citizens be consulted on controversial issues, where there are substantive differences. Consultation and that the people decide, let the people decide.”
López Obrador was referring to a type of informal referendum without the force of law conducted by party members among their constituencies in order to determine or justify government policy.