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Mexican President Clashes With Electoral Body Over Briefings

  • AMLO will go to court if stopped from airing press conferences
  • INE says constitution prohibits propaganda during campaign
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Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he will challenge regulations that could prevent the government from airing his daily press conferences during campaign season, setting up a clash with the country’s electoral body ahead of key midterm elections in June.

INE, as the electoral body is known, seeks to halt the continuous broadcasting of Lopez Obrador’s 7 a.m. press briefings for two months starting in April. The president uses the conference, which can last for as long as three hours, to promote his government’s actions, from cash allowances for the poor to advances in infrastructure projects.