Mexican opposition criticizes the fourth transformation of López Obrador

Leaders of political parties in Mexico rejected that the country is in the regime change that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promotes as a fourth transformation during the Forum Dialogues for Democracy held this Friday in Chihuahua, north of the country.

"Mexico is not experiencing a change of regime, only of government, since the democratic regime still prevails," said Deputy Rubén Moreira, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), who ruled Mexico between 1929 and 2000 and resumed power in the 2012-2018 period.

López Obrador, founder and leader of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena), won the 2018 presidential triumph and when he took office last December 1, he launched what he calls the fourth transformation of the country's political life.

López Obrador says that the fourth transformation that he leads in a peaceful manner is the continuation of the nineteenth-century transformations known as Independence, Reform and the Revolution in the twentieth century.

In the panel "Change of government or a change of regime? Within the Forum Dialogues for Democracy, Moreira said it is not valid for the winner to arrive and say" we will change the methods. That is an attempt against democracy, "he said.

The president of Morena, Yeidckol Polevsnky, defended the fourth transformation as a change of government and regime that "raises eradicate corruption, fight against impunity, that governments are austere."

Senator Damián Zepeda, of the conservative National Action Party (PAN), said the regime change is an attack on the division of powers and institutions and ruled on the existence of counterweights.

"It makes me think that we are facing a serious danger in Mexico. There must be healthy counterweights, political plurality, artificially it does not exist, the President won with an overwhelming majority ... Yes we have a regime change and yes a change of government, but for back off, "he said.

In the forum, Mexican historian Enrique Krauze, gave the keynote lecture "Reflections on current democracy" in which he said that it is not understood without counterweights.

The governor of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, took over the inauguration of the Forum, which has been sponsored by the Mexican Editorial Organization through his newspaper El Heraldo de Chihuahua, one of the 50 that this journalistic emporium has.

"We must be happy because events like this pay homage to an expression such as democracy, which has cost the country so much," said Corral, a member of the PAN opponent, noting that these forums are transcendent at the moment because of the new political formation of the country.

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