Different civil organizations called on citizens to a massive marchnext Sunday, February 18 at 10:00 a.m., to defend the country’s democracy, under the motto “Citizens in Defense of the Free Vote”.
The movement arose in response to a series of concerns about the electoral process on June 2, as well as democratic integrity in Mexico, according to the civil organization Unid@s.
In addition, they highlighted the fear that the government will interfere in the elections to end the freedom of voting and denounced the use of public resources to favor candidates related to the government.
Among other reasons, the organization was concerned about the possibility that the institutions in charge of guaranteeing equity and transparency in the elections, such as the National Electoral Institute (INE) and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) are subject to control attempts by the government.
Among the organizations that called for the march for democracy are also the National Civic Front, Organized Civil Society, Poder Ciudadano, Yes for Mexico and Une México, who pointed out the importance of autonomy and independence of the electoral authorities, as well as the shielding of the electoral process against organized crime.
The organizers also noted that the censorship and threats against the media are a cause for concern, which is why the mobilization aims to demand respect for freedom of the press, as well as the right to truthful and plural information.
Likewise, they rejected any attempt at manipulation through government propaganda or false surveys and called for citizens to inform yourself and vote consciously in the electoral elections.
In which states will there be mobilization?
In Mexico City, the organizations called for the march from the Monument to the Revolution to the capital’s Zócalo, sharp at 10:00 in the morning.
On the other hand, in Puebla, the march is called at 9:30 in Gallito.