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    Mexico senators propose law change to curb presidential impunity

    DECEMBER 6, 2017 / 10:17 PM / UPDATED AN HOUR AGO
    Mexico senators propose law change to curb presidential impunity
    Noe Torres

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – A group of Mexican opposition senators proposed a constitutional reform on Wednesday that would enable a sitting president to face trial for corruption for up to three years after leaving office, in a bid to bolster the fight against graft.

    Mechanisms exist under the constitution to prosecute public officials, from senators to state governors and supreme court judges, via impeachment and removal from office.

    However, the constitution does not provide for impeachment of the president and mandates that the incumbent can only be put on trial for treason and serious crimes, such as murder.

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