ACI Prensa Staff, May 21, 2023 / 06:00 am
The bishops of Mexico called on all Mexicans to join this Sunday, May 21, in a day of prayer for the strengthening of democracy, without which a country can fall into “the violation of human rights” and “corruption.”
In a YouTube video released May 18, the Mexican Bishops’ Conference noted that “democracy and citizen participation are of vital importance for the functioning of a just, equitable, and sustainable society.”
The conference warned that “the lack of democracy in a country results in the violation of human rights, corruption, concentration of power, lack of representation, stagnation, and instability.”
Recently, the government of Mexico, headed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has tried to carry out a series of reforms to the National Electoral Institute (INE), the autonomous institution in charge of running elections in the country.