Laynez admits PRD and MC challenges against "Plan B"

The minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), Javier Laynez Potisek admitted for processing the challenges presented by the Movimiento Ciudadano (MC) and the Democratic Revolution (PRD) parties against the electoral reforms promoted by the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, known as “Plan B”, which modify the operation and structure of the National Electoral Institute (INE).

The challenges of the MC and PRD were presented through separate actions of unconstitutionalityidentified with the file numbers 71/2023 and 75/2023, which were accumulated in the same file to decide whether or not the reforms approved by the legislators to the General Law of Electoral Institutions and Procedures, the General Law of Electoral Political Parties, the Organic Law of the Judiciary of the Federation, and the General Law of the Means of Challenge in Electoral Matters.

After admitting these challenges, Minister Laynez denied the suspension of the acts claimed by the PRD and MC, arguing that a suspension granted by the investigating minister himself in the constitutional controversy 261/2023 promoted by the INE.

In total, Decree 2 of the so-called Plan B of the electoral reform add three challengestwo actions of unconstitutionality and a constitutional controversy.

Meanwhile, Decree 1 of the electoral reform, which contemplates all the modifications to the General Law of Social Communication and the General Law of Administrative Responsibilities, in force since last December 27, 2022, sum 7 actions of unconstitutionality and 161 constitutional controversies presented by municipalities, state governments, local electoral institutes and other authorities.

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