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Cancun court revokes Uber public consultation

Cancun, Q.R. — Taxi divers of Quintana Roo are seeing the latest interruption to the Cancun Uber vote as a triumph after state courts agree to revoke the agreement and review the request.

In a Tuesday session of the Electoral Court of Quintana Roo, the decision was made to revoke the agreement with the Electoral Institute of Quintana Roo regarding the July 1 referendum.

The ruling stated, “The responsible authority superficially qualified the importance of the subject matter of the consultation, that is, it lacks the proper foundation and motivation. The responsible authority was omitted in terms of analyzing the possible repercussions and impact of the consultation.”

President of the Electoral Court of Quintana Roo, Nora Leticia Cerón González, explained that the issue has been returned to the the Electoral Institute of Quintana Roo to be reviewed to determine if the transcendence is only for Benito Juárez or if it will have an impact on other municipalities.

She says that other points that should have been taken into consideration when determining the importance of the Cancun Uber vote is whether or not the final outcome will impact other areas of the municipality of Benito Juárez including Isla Mujeres, Lázaro Cárdenas and Puerto Morelos.

She says in regards to tourism, that could also include the municipalities of Solidaridad and Tulum.

“The responsible authority omitted to analyze the possible repercussions and impact of the consultation. Yes indeed, as the applicant states, it is only an exclusive problem of Benito Juárez, but it could affect others,” the document stated.

More than 150 taxi drivers were outside the doors of the Electoral Court of Quintana Roo Tuesday, celebrating the stall of the Cancun Uber vote.

The review of the vote came after a lawsuit was filed by several citizens against the the Electoral Institute of Quintana Roo for approving the citizen consultation in Benito Juárez.

Cerón González explained that, apart from the grievances asserted by citizens, the Electoral Court of Quintana Roo had to establish the importance and impact of this consultation, not only in the municipality of Benito Juárez, but in the surrounding municipalities.