The Chamber of Deputies gave entry to the opinion of the reform of the Constitution in electrical matters, in a first ordinary session this Sunday, which was closed by the Board of Directors and immediately called a second, where there will be a long and harsh debate between the parties .
Chamber of Deputies of Mexico will discuss electricity reform project
The headquarters of the Lower House in Mexico City is protected by elements of public security so that the legislators of the seven parliamentary groups carry out the discussion and vote on the presidential initiative.
“With a quorum of 488 legislators, the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies began today’s session in which the president’s initiative will be discussed,” congressional sources indicated.
Those who oppose the Electricity Reform continue to argue that @CFEmx will generate with fuel oil. I recommend listening to the President’s report to clear up any doubts. The Electricity Reform means sovereignty, well-being and clean energy. pic.twitter.com/vSGESAYgkO
— Claudia Sheinbaum (@Claudiashein)
April 17, 2022
This debate takes place between differences between the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) and its allies, and the Institutional Revolutionary (PRI) and National Action (PAN) parties.
The electricity reform, which has divided the political groups, presented by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, proposes the recovery of energy stewardship and the nationalization of lithium, but also aims to consolidate the transition towards energy generation with clean sources.
If this Sunday the reform is voted and approved, the deputies will send the initiative to the Senate for discussion and also 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.
The reform requires the favorable vote of two thirds of the Chamber. Although the ruling party and its allies have a simple majority, it still requires at least 56 opposition votes to obtain a supermajority.