Mexico’s referendum on trying former presidents falls short

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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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