Former councilors and election magistrates have formed a group to launch alerts on risks and threats that may arise during the ongoing election process.
The “Democratic Alert Group” aims to “warn about risks and threats that may arise during the election process.”
Members of the group warned that they would publish weekly “democratic alerts on competitive conditions, electoral logistics and organization, and electoral arbitration.
“In particular, we will analyze and promote dialogue on the activities of organizing elections throughout the national territory, the impartiality and autonomy of the electoral authorities, and the timely and effective provision of election justice,” they showed.
In addition, regarding the conditions of equity in the contest, respecting the electoral neutrality of public servants at all levels of government; the legal use of public resources; appropriate accountability on the part of the institutions and political actors involved; the committed participation of citizens in the implementation of the electoral process; the processing, scope, and dissemination of election surveys; and the incidence of election violence.
“We consider that these points are relevant for the development and use of free voting by citizens and transparent elections in the conditions of freedom and equality for all citizens of Mexico,” they said.
“We are a group that, in the face of the most important elections that Mexico has had in its history and from civil society, seeks to contribute to the strengthening of our democracy, to immediately alert society about political risks—electoral that requires citizens’ attention and action, and that can affect the development of the election and the future horizon of our democracy.
The group is made up of former magistrate María del Carmen Alanis, former councilors Marco Antonio Baños, Arturo Sánchez, and Rodrigo Morales, as well as specialists in electoral matters Arturo Espinosa Silis, Teresa González Luna, Juan Manuel Herrero, Luis Miguel Santibáñez, and Patricia McCarthy.