Time is running out for Andrés Manuel López Obrador. This will happen in 365 days (counting from October 1) when the presidential sash will be handed to the winner of the 2024 federal election, after a reform of electoral matters that forced the leaders to end their six year term two months earlier than usual.
The Mexican president entered the government of Mexico on December 1, 2018, replacing President Enrique Peña Nieto and marking the beginning of Morena’s popularity at the national level, a party that has so far led the polls to maintain the presidential seat next year. .
And although every year, López Obrador considers the anniversary of his Government as an important day for public life, it is not the date when he bids farewell to his mandate.
Why will AMLO finish his six-year term before other Mexican presidents?
Overcoming several obstacles to its continuation, President López Obrador came to power four years after a reform was approved that changed the date on which a Mexican president must end his government, from December 1 to December 1 in October.
The electoral reform published in the Official Gazette of the Federation on February 10, 2014 states the amendment of article 83 of the Constitution as follows:
“The President will take office on October 1 and remain in office for six years. The citizen who holds the position of President of the Republic, popularly elected, or as an interim or replacement, or temporarily assumes the ownership of the Federal Executive, in any case and without reason is able to hold such position again.
Now, why didn’t President López Obrador start his activities on October 1, 2018? When the reform was achieved, the current president was Enrique Peña Nieto; However, he took office in December 2012, more than a year before the Constitution was changed, and his government started the law that has been in effect for years, so his government ended in December 2018.
That is why López Obrador will be the first president to serve the shortest six-year term in history, with two months less. His place is expected to be taken by the winner of next year’s presidential election, either Claudia Sheinbaum, of Morena and allies, or Xóchitl Gálvez, of Va por México (PRI-PAN-PRD), or any of the other candidates. . party or independents.
This change not only has an effect on the presidency, but starting next year, October 1 every six years will be a holiday due to the start of the Government, while previously the mandatory day of rest for formal workers was October 1 of December every six years according to the Federal Labor Law (LFT).