Chamber of Deputies of Mexico will discuss electricity reform project | News


The plenary session of the Mexican Chamber of Deputies will discuss this Sunday, April 17, the electrical reform proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.


López Obrador defends electrical reform project in Mexico

Before advancing in the debate on the electrical reform, the deputies will know the opinion on the approved subject

The official block headed by Morena approved postponing until 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 17, the discussion and eventual approval of the electricity reform proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

That day, in the first session, the opinion of the reform that was approved on April 11 by the United Commissions of Constitutional Points and Energy will be publicized.

The session was postponed for this Sunday by the president of the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo), after deputies from the Morena group and their political allies decided to postpone the discussion in the Senate on the electricity reform until the 17th.

From the Morena party they point out that the decision to postpone the discussion in the Senate is so that senators and citizens know the project approved on April 11.

Morena and her allies seek to obtain the 56 votes they lack to reach the qualified majority to be able to approve the constitutional amendment. Of the 500 federal deputies, at least 334 would have to vote in favor for the initiative to be approved.

The electrical reform promoted by the Mexican president seeks to modify articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Constitution, in addition to adding a series of transitory articles.

The goal is to repeal the 2013 energy reform, proposed by former President Enrique Peña Nieto.

According to the vision of President López Obrador, the current law does not benefit the country or Mexicans, since it grants greater benefits to private and foreign companies.

AMLO’s proposal aims to favor state power generation plants to be self-sufficient and, at the same time, cut energy sales from private projects that come from abroad.

If voted and approved, the deputies will send the initiative to the Senate for discussion and approval.

If approved in both chambers, it will also be sent to the states of the Republic to be discussed and approved by a minimum of 17 congresses. If this scenario is fulfilled, the reform would be sent to the President of the Republic for his promulgation.

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