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Friday 23 of October 2020

Electoral Tribunal Says Basave Did Not Commit Anticipated Campaign Acts


AGUSTÍN BASAVE BENÍTEZ, NUEVO PRESIDENTE DEL PRD
AGUSTÍN BASAVE BENÍTEZ, NUEVO PRESIDENTE DEL PRD
The TEPJ concluded that the topics discussed in the spot are of national interest

The Specialized Regional Chamber of the Federal Electoral Tribunal (TEPJF) determined that the broadcasting of a television spot by Agustín Basave Benítez, national leader of the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), which was seen in nine states which will hold elections on June 5, did not constitute “anticipated acts of campaign”, nor it was misuse of the law for personal purposes.

51107238. México, 7 Nov 2015 (Notimex-Especial).- En el marco de los trabajos del IX Consejo Nacional, el Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD), eligió a Agustín Basave Benítez como su nuevo presidente, cargo que ocupará hasta 2017, en sustitución de Carlos Navarrete Ruiz y a Beatriz Mojica Morgan fue electa como nueva titular de la Secretaría General. NOTIMEX/FOTO/ESPECIAL/POL
Agustín Basave Benítez is the national leader of the PRD political party. Photo: Notimex.

The judges of the TEPJF noted that the broadcasting consisted of expressions protected by freedom of speech, where PRD ideology and constitutional documents of the party were discussed.

The complaint was originally filed on March 21 by Edmundo Said Chevalier Alcázar, who accused the PRD and Basave Benítez of alleged acts of anticipated campaign and the misuse of the law with purposes of personal promotion.

The TEPJ concluded that the topics discussed in the spot are of national interest and that they reflect the party’s ideology. These topics included, among others, poverty, corruption, national security, social welfare, and legal and social cohesion.

51130131. México,  30 Nov. 2015 (Notimex-Especial).-  Ante los plenos de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN), del Consejo de la Judicatura Federal (CJF) y del Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación (TEPJF), se realizó la ceremonia de conclusión de encargo de los ministros Olga Sánchez Cordero y Juan Silva Meza. NOTIMEX/FOTO/ESPECIAL/COR/CLJ/
The judges of the TEPJF concluded that Basave’s spot did not incur in anticipated campaign acts. Photo: Notimex.

The judged said that, although Basave Benítez’s image is visible in the spot, there are no allusions of any kind to the coming elections.