Investors, opponents fear Lopez Obrador will rule country behind the scenes after term ends: WSJ

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador's farewell tour of the country, accompanied by virtual president-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, has once again demonstrated the president's ability to generate popular support, and it is becoming more evident. He is enjoying this attention, creating concern among investors and opponents that he will not retire from politics after his term ends, as he announced.

In an article signed by Jose de Córdoba in The Wall Street Journal, “Mexico's president is calling this a farewell tour. His critics see a power move that suggests President López Obrador can “rule behind the scenes” during Sheinbaum's mandate.

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President López Obrador has announced he will retire to his ranch in Palenque, Chiapas, but there are fears he may continue to influence the government since his retirement. “He's holding the baton and passing it on,” said Eric Farnsworth of the American Council, quoted in the article.

In early June, Sheinbaum won the presidency with nearly 60% of the vote. In addition, Morena and allies achieved a majority in Congress, allowing them to make constitutional changes without the support of the opposition, US media pointed out.

According to analysts cited in the article, López Obrador appears to be setting Scheinbaum's initial agenda as he prepares to use his party's majority to reform the constitution before leaving office in October.

Scheinbaum has supported constitutional reforms proposed by López Obrador, including one that separates the judicial branch and proposes popular elections of judges and magistrates, raising fears of a resurgence of the one-party rule of Mexico's ruling PRI. For 71 years.

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It is worth recalling what Sheinbaum said on June 12, dismissing the possibility of some kind of split with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador once he takes office, recalling that they have been part of the same movement for more than 20 years.

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“Where does this idea that is being raised by some people that there is going to be a gap between President López Obrador and the new president come from now? “If we are part of the same project, that's why the people of Mexico voted for the transition plan, that's why we call it the second floor of the fourth transition of public life,” he said. clarified in a press conference.

However, the incoming president has defended the autonomy of his administration and rejected accusations by analysts who expect Lopez Obrador to interfere with his mandate.

I also read columns like “Oh, it's a carbon copy”, “It's like the president”, “He's not going to rule, President Andrés Manuel is going to rule”. “I thank you, imagine, President López Obrador says, if 'the president' calls me, in fact, he said 'my president,' he will answer the call, and he said I have the right to disagree,” he said. ..

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