“Where do the INE premises want, on the sidewalk?”

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Francisco Garfias.

What the federal government proposed to the INE to finance the revocation of the mandate is austericide. It forces the electoral referee to hold a very limited and not very credible consultation.

The cut of more than 4 billion pesos that the official majority in the Chamber of Deputies imposed on the Institute, forces to install, in the best of cases, only a third of the more than 160 thousand required boxes, which will translate little citizen participation.

The Q4 not only denied the budget increase of 1,738 million pesos that the Institute requested – less than half of the 3,800 million that it initially budgeted – but also demands that the recall, so vaunted as “participatory democracy”, becomes a see “duckling.”

The government’s “austere” plan, presented yesterday morning, intends for the exercise to be financed with salary reductions for command and liaison officials.

But also the elimination of incentives to staff, the cancellation of insurance for major medical expenses and individualized separation.

Proposes to limit the use of cell phones; per diem, tickets; That the officials assigned to the consultation eat at inns.

You don’t want expensive computer and telecommunications equipment, or spend on ballots printed on security paper. It requires saving on leases.

“Where do you want (the INE premises) to be, on the sidewalk? They border on the ridiculous, “he wrote in tweetr one of the advisers who most inconvenience the federal government: Ciro Murayama.

“And what does the INE rent? The places where almost 800 citizen service modules are located to process the credential ”, he pointed out.

INE President Counselor Lorenzo Córdova was also caustic in his reaction:

“They have just discovered how to lower the cost of the INE. It is necessary to unmask when these proposals are formulated without any minimum technical support and some seriousness, “he said in a virtual weekly organized by the PRD.

The government hid behind a “no money” to justify austericide.

The head of the Ministry of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernandez, also argued that there is no precedent that a budget expansion has been granted to the autonomous bodies.

No thoughtful analysis is needed to conclude that the mandate revocation exercise is costly and unnecessary. We have already seen what it costs and we know the result in advance.

The controversy surrounding the issue has also served Morena – and President López Obrador – to try to discredit the National Electoral Institute.

The president of the board of directors of the Chamber of Deputies, Sergio Gutiérrez Luna, went so far as to file a criminal complaint against the electoral advisers who, in use of their powers, voted an agreement to postpone the work of the consultation for the revocation of mandate.

Time will take care of putting everyone in their place.

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Complaints about abuses committed in Veracruz are multiplying, under the pretext of “outrages to authority.”

Members of the Senate Special Commission that investigates arbitrariness committed in the state governed by Cuitláhuac García, met yesterday with lawyers and colleagues of the elected federal deputy of the PRD, Rogelio Franco Castan.

Franco, who was secretary of the government with Miguel Ángel Yunes, was arrested in Tuxpan, Veracruz, ten months ago, after his ex-wife, Guillermina Alvarado, denounced him for alleged family violence “based on false, erroneous evidence,” according to his defenders.

We read that during the arrest there were jerks. It was enough for the elected deputy to be ordered preventive detention for “outrages to authority.”

Strange case. According to Yazmín Copete, former PRD municipal president of the Santiago Tuxtla municipality, Franco’s daughters were going to come before the Commission to give testimony in favor of their father, but the mother threatened them.

We spoke with Yazmín after the press conference led by senators Dante Delgado, president of the Commission, Verónica Delgadillo, Miguel Mancera, and the president of the PRD in CDMX, Nora Arias, among others.

Franco’s lawyer, Luis Enrique González, spoke at the press conference. He described the detention of his client as an arbitrary, unjustified act and detached from the rule of law.

“He is not a woman beater. He is a political prisoner ”, he assured.

Rogelio Franco is linked to three processes for as many crimes: outrages to authority, abuse of authority, and equal embezzlement.

The commission, according to Dante, has already documented another 50 cases of abuse in Veracruz, including José Manuel del Río Virgen, technical secretary of the Jucopo in the Senate.

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