The Constitution vs. Political Power: On the way to counter the narrative of constitutional delegitimation.

Whereas political power may hold the reforming power over the constitution, constitutional theory has privileged the judiciary as the ultimate interpreter of the constitution in order to ascertain the adequacy of political procedures to the former in order to prevent the abuses from the other branches of government. In the Mexican case, it is clear that the President has exercised an unusual control over the other branches and has articulated a narrative against the constitutionally independent agencies that serve as a check to the overwhelming power of the Executive. It is in this juncture that the judiciary, acquires an instrumental role to preserve the constitutional order. The control over constitutional amendments should appear as an effective mechanism to assess and redirect prescriptions that may alter the spirit of the constitution. This can only be achieved if our constitutional judges are determined to assume their role and exercise it with full independence and integrity.