Following his election a few months ago, the current president-elect of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced that a referendum would be held to determine whether or not the government should proceed with the Foster + Partners and FR-EE's proposed 13 billion dollar project for the International Airport of the Mexico City.
Making good on his campaign promise, a public vote on the project's fate was held from 25-28 October, asking citizens to answer the following question: Given the saturation of the International Airport of Mexico City, which option do you think will be best for the country? The two options given to voters were:
"Recondition the current airport in Mexico City, Toluca and build two runways at the Santa Lucia Air Base"
"Continue with the construction of the new airport in Texcoco and cease operations of the current International Airport of Mexico City."
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