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Referendum in Mexico asks whether five former presidents should be prosecuted for corruption

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Mexico celebrates this Sunday (01) an unprecedented and controversial popular consultation promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to prosecute his five immediate predecessors for corruption and other crimes.

The Supreme Court erased their names from the question to protect the presumption of innocence and left an open question, but many Mexicans will vote with the former presidents in mind.

In order for the result to be binding, at least 40% of the Mexican electorate must cast votes; according to some news agencies, it is highly unlikely that this threshold will be achieved. Early . . .

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