Lorenzo Cordova referred to MPs about the dangers of canceling the mandate: “It is not the responsibility of the National Electoral Institute”

President of the National Institute of Statistics, Lorenzo Cordova (Photo: EFE)

although Parliament agreed to cut donation To the National Electoral Institute (else) in 2022, Principal Adviser to the said independent body, Lorenzo CordovaEmphasizing that they are doing everything they can To achieve the abolition of the mandatepromoted by the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO).

This Wednesday, November 17, during the regular session of the INE General Council, Cordova Vianello noted that comply fully with its constitutional obligations Until the democratic practice takes place, if citizenship so decides. He even stressed that they did. Budget adjustments and They spent the resources from your budget for 2021.

“The Institute is committed to all that is in its field of responsibilities”

However, he stressed that budget constraints It’s a big problem That will affect the performance Referendum From canceling the mandate scheduled for April 10 2022.

A man participates in the 2021 public consultation on the trials of former Mexican presidents in Guadalajara (Photo: EFE)
A man participates in the 2021 public consultation on the trials of former Mexican presidents in Guadalajara (Photo: EFE)

He explained that in order to cancel the mandate by law, INE must install the same number of chests To cancel the authorization eventually, from those that have been placed in The last federal election. But if the lack of resources prevents it and It is being questioned your organization As in the popular advice of Investigation and trial of former presidents, will pledge Legal action relevant before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) because of the cut made by the majority of deputies, especially from the party Brown woman.

“This should be clear to citizens: if at any time there is a question about a possible de-authorization process, it is not the responsibility of the National Elections Institute, but rather the responsibility of those who commit to providing sufficient financial resources to carry out the said process.”

Which is that he made it clear that although the necessary budgetary adjustments had been made, It will not jeopardize the other political rights of citizens, the labor rights of INS employees, or substantive activities.

“This institute will not enter into the logic of balancing what the rights of citizens are against the practice of de-mandating, such as, for example, identification provided by credentials to vote with a photograph.”

President Lopez Obrador is confident his popularity will stand up to attacks from the opposition in the face of questionable outcomes in his administration (Photo: Coparmix)
President Lopez Obrador is confident his popularity will stand up to attacks from the opposition in the face of questionable outcomes in his administration (Photo: Coparmix)

We will not put risks under control. We will not jeopardize radio and television surveillance, which, by the way, thanks to the agreement we signed with Interior MinisterIt yields significant savings for this case from the federal government.”

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It should be noted that during the regular cycle, Representatives of the PAN, PRI and PRD (opposition coalition) expressed their solidarity with the institute.

approach Cut 4.9 million pesos It came from Morena, because it’s in a project Union expenditures budget 2022 From AMLO, 24,649 million pesos was allocated to the National Electoral Institute, but MPs suggested giving 19736 million pesos.

Mario Delgado Carrillo, president of Morena (Image: FILE)
Mario Delgado Carrillo, president of Morena (Image: FILE)

According to the proposal, it is expected Reallocation of 7913 million pesos to the various secretariats of the federal government.

In this regard, the national leader of the said party said, Mario Delgado’s photo The authority celebrated the reduction on November 9, as it considered that the directors of the National Institute of Statistics Used to waste resources and overruns, so they should be part of the Republican austerity policy.

Then they came up with a story that any cut goes against democracy. No, I think there should be an exercise in austerity and efficiency, to review INE spending because we are already living in other times […] “They go out every day and are protected under their arms to be able to violate the constitution and gain more than the president of the republic,” Delgado said at the time.

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