The Supreme Court in Mexico has ruled that Baja Governor Jaime Bonilla’s extended term of five years is unconstitutional. In 2019, Governor Bonilla introduced a state law allowing him to lengthen his two year term in office, a term previously shortened as an effort by Mexican authorities to synchronize electoral calendars nationwide. As a result, the elections for governor, as well as for local offices across Baja, will take place in June 2021.
Baja’s State Legislature approved additional campaign reforms allowing current office holders to remain in office when seeking reelection.
Several candidates for Governor have emerged, many of whom currently hold office and will be hard pressed to demonstrate effective economic policies to help the region recover. We will continue to monitor the changing political landscape and its possible impacts on the business community.