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Mexico City Airport: no to construction wins

Criticism for alleged fraud at the polls, but for the government will be binding

The results of the popular consultation held in Mexico on the construction of the new airport of the capital were announced yesterday evening, a project desired by the outgoing government and criticized by the future president Andrés Manuel López Obrador. From the polls -open from Friday- the response was against the continuation of the work; the "no to the project" should have reached about 70% of the voters who prefer to redevelop the military airport of Santa Lucia -south of Mexico City- and modernize the current main airport of the city, which however has reached the maximum as regards passengers in transit each year.

There were 1 million and 67 thousand citizens voting, and the consultation was not organized by the national electoral authorities, which makes it not very credible, but above all easily subject to fraud. There have been many criticisms about the flight mode, so much so that it was asked not to make the outcome of the polls "binding" unlike what was promised by López Obrador, who after the announcement of his spokesman yesterday will explain to the Mexican press which will be the next measures and the consequences of blocking the project, including economic ones.

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