The President of Mexico is declining to formally recognize Joe Biden as President-elect even as the media presents the Democrat candidate as such, citing pending election litigation. Andrés Manuel López Obrador is declining to speak with Joe Biden, who has taken it upon himself to speak with various world leaders as de facto President-elect even as the results of the 2020 election remain disputed in the court system.
“We can’t make any kind of recognition of a government that is not yet legally and legitimately constituted,” said Obrador, who is known by the acronym AMLO, at a news conference. “It’s not up to us, that’s interventionism.”
Obrador appears to be standing by his vow not to deal with Biden as president-elect, having announced that the government of Mexico is “going to wait until all the legal matters have been resolved.” earlier this week. “I can’t congratulate one candidate or the other. I want to wait until the electoral process is over.”
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