Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Mexico’s referendum on trying former presidents falls short” – below is their description.
A referendum in Mexico on whether to investigate and prosecute five former presidents for alleged corruption has failed because not enough people voted.
Only 7 percent of Mexicans participated in the vote, which needed a 40-percent turn out to make it binding.
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had proposed the legislation and said it would strengthen democracy but critics have dismissed it as a political stunt.
Besides, there are questions over the referendum’s constitutional legality.
Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City, Mexico.
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