Mexican electoral court: President can't praise achievements

Mexico's electoral tribunal has ruled that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador cannot talk about his administration's achievements during the campaign leading up to June 6 mid-term elections

The court’s ruling places the president in a tough spot. López Obrador has held news conferences almost every weekday since he took office in late 2018.

López Obrador frequently uses the news conferences to slam critics of his administration, calling them “conservatives,” “hypocritical,” “thieves” and “corrupt.”

His Morena party hopes to hold on to its grip on congress and pick up several governorships in the June 6 elections.

The president has described himself as stubborn, and it remains unclear how much he will change the content of the news conferences.