MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s prime electoral tribunal has rejected former President Felipe Calderon’s bid to register a brand new political social gathering, citing inadequate proof on the origin of money contributions, it stated on Thursday.
Calderon, president from 2006 to 2012, and his spouse Margarita Zavala, a presidential candidate within the 2018 election, had sought to register Mexico Libre (Free Mexico) after splitting with the center-right Nationwide Motion Celebration (PAN).
The higher chamber of the Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF) dominated by a majority vote to disclaim the registration.
“Amongst different causes, for not having confirmed the origin of sources from numerous contributors,” the tribunal stated in a press release explaining the choice.
Calderon and Zavala stated their social gathering was rejected as a result of it represents opposition to leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a harsh critic of Calderon.
“For the one opposition voice, actually of the residents, (Mexico Libre) was denied in probably the most absurd method,” Calderon wrote on Twitter, noting that different impartial events had efficiently registered.
(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Modifying by Bernadette Baum)
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