MEXICO CITY – The Mexican Green Party has been ordered to stop distributing school materials under its “Verde si cumple” (Green Comes Through) campaign because it violates election laws, the National Electoral Institute, or INE, said.
The decision was made by the complaints division, the INE said in a statement.
Mexico is holding its midterm elections on June 7, with 500 seats in Congress, nine governorships and 1,532 local offices up for grabs.
The Green Party was also ordered to stop distributing rulers, pencils, pens, erasers and watches that “bear only the logo of the political party and that were made with materials different from those covered by election rules (textiles) for promotional items,” the INE said.
The party was given 24 hours to stop distributing the materials covered by the complaint, the elections agency said.
The Green Party will have to document its compliance with the order, the INE said.