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Citizens’ Tribunal Brings Charges Against Felipe Calderón
Conservative outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderón is to face a ballot again – not to compete for public office but to receive the verdict of a citizens’ trial that is accusing him of violating the constitution.
The citizens’ tribunal, set up by a platform of Mexicans discontented with the Calderón administration, which has less than a month to go, has collected individual and collective complaints and is preparing a list of charges to put to the popular vote from next Sunday Nov. 18.
The list is made up of 11 headings, such as violation of individual rights, establishment and promotion of a state of generalized violence, job elimination and reduction of workers’ rights, impoverishment and lack of attention to social problems, as well as permissiveness towards and fostering of corruption.