Mexico’s Election Watchdog Orders Ads Criticizing President to Be Pulled

The Mexican delegation during the March state visit to the U.K. totaled some 200 people, including cabinet members, politicians, businessmen and academics -far larger than previous Mexican state visits.
The Mexican delegation during the March state visit to the U.K. totaled some 200 people, including cabinet members, politicians, businessmen and academics -far larger than previous Mexican state visits.

By Amy Guthrie / Wall Street Journal

Mexico’s elections watchdog has ordered that an opposition political party’s TV and radio ads accusing President Enrique Peña Nieto of misspending taxpayers’ money be pulled from the airwaves for slandering the president, raising concerns about the ability of political parties to criticize the government.

The National Electoral Institute said that the advertisements from the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, contained “slanderous messages” and gave TV and radio companies 24 hours to stop running the spots.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/mexicos-election-watchdog-orders-ads-criticizing-president-to-be-pulled-1429136216

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