Mexico’s ruling coalition is still short of a two-thirds Senate majority

MEXICO CITY, (Reuters) – The MORENA party, which is in power, and its allies are likely to have 83 senators at the next Congress, just short of the two thirds majority required to change the Constitution, said the Interior Minister on Wednesday.

The upper chamber of the Mexican Congress has 128 members.

The uncertainty over the composition of the new Congress, which will take office in September this year, has roiled the markets since the outgoing leftist president Andres Manuel López Obrador, and the President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum, have both signaled that they support sweeping constitutional reforms.

Potential reforms could include eliminating independent energy regulators and consolidating the power within the executive branch.

According to preliminary results, the ruling coalition of the leftists will hold 372 seats in the lower house, which is the supermajority needed to change constitution without opposition.

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