Most major media outlets have announced Joe Biden to be the president-elect. Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says, “he declines to do so until the legal challenges against Biden’s claims of victory are over and settled.” Reuters and other news media have mentioned the fact that President Obrador… stated at a news conference on Nov. 11, “We can’t make any kind of recognition of a government. That is not yet legally and legitimately constituted and it’s not up to us. That’s interventionism.”
Because of this statement and his refusal to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect, President Obrador has been criticized by many mainstream media outlets.
“López Obrador’s reluctance to recognize Biden’s victory, tacitly validating Trump’s mission to delegitimize the electoral process, shouldn’t surprise anyone,” stated Washington Post’s Leon Krauze. “It is the next logical step in López Obrador’s subservient relationship with Trump.”
Krauze further complained, “López Obrador has given in to Trump’s most outlandish demands, such as Mexico’s unprecedented militarization of its southern border of the country’s assistance with the Trump administration’s inhumane and controversial ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy.”
Despite the criticism, Obrador said on Wednesday, ‘We’re adhering to our policy of principles. Also, we’re not a colony. We’re a free, independent, sovereign country. The Mexican government is not a puppet of any foreign government.”