TEPJF ordered the INE to obtain a budget for the revocation of AMLO’s mandate

(Photo: Cuartoscuro)

Despite the constant negatives, the National Electoral Institute (INE) should continue with the revocation of mandate from Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), in accordance with the most recent resolution of the Electoral Court of the Federal Judicial Branch (TEPJF).

Through a statement, the plenary session of the Superior Chamber reported that by unanimous votes, they revoked the agreement of the General Council of the INE, to the effect that various budget management alternatives are explored to guarantee the revocation of mandate and citizen participation.

Said agreement, approved on December 17, indicated that, derived from the budget insufficiency due to the cut to the Institute, the completion of the process would be temporarily postponed brought to the congress by AMLO.

It was AMLO and the parties of his coalition, Movimiento Regeneración Nacional (Morena) together with the Partido del Trabajo (PT) who challenged the decision with an appeal before the TEPJF.

The magistrates called to explore adjustments in their budget, or to request a budget extension to the Ministry of Finance Photo: Cuartoscuro
The magistrates called to explore adjustments in their budget, or to request a budget extension to the Ministry of Finance Photo: Cuartoscuro

In this sense, the Court considered that the General Council does not have the powers nor did it justify the reason why the mandate revocation process should be postponed or interrupted.

The INE has the obligation to guarantee the exercise of the political rights of citizens, for which it must implement the measures and make the necessary budgetary adjustments so that, if the constitutional and legal requirements are met, it continues with said mechanism of political participation ”, argued the magistrates.

They added that the interruption of the process would fall into a violation of constitutional rights of citizenship to participate in the preparation of a democratic exercise.

In addition, they considered that given the stage in which it is still, that of approval of signatures, there are various mechanisms with which they could get around the existence of a supposed budget insufficiency.

The Court considered that the General Council does not have the powers or justify the reason why the process should be postponed or interrupted Photo: Cuartoscuro
The Court considered that the General Council does not have the powers or justify the reason why the process should be postponed or interrupted Photo: Cuartoscuro

The Court’s considerations indicate that the INE must prove that all resources for obtaining the budget have been exhausted to carry out the revocation of mandate. That is, you should explore budget adjustments, or srequest a budget expansion from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit.

In this sense, they ordered the INE to manage the necessary adjustments in its budget to guarantee the process; in addition to linking to the Secretary of Finance for what a toast attention to the INE quickly andn case of a request for a budget extension.

Said response must be founded, motivated and following the “respective procedure that gives way to the request to make effective the political right of participation of citizens in the process of revocation of mandate.”

The foregoing, since both institutions, they pointed out, are required by law to promote, respect, protect and guarantee human rights of Mexicans involved in the process.

“With this decision, the Superior Chamber of the TEPJF reaffirms its commitment to the rights of citizenship and to participatory democracy in a historic process,” concluded the magistrates.

They ordered the INE to manage the necessary adjustments in its budget to guarantee the process (Photo: special)
They ordered the INE to manage the necessary adjustments in its budget to guarantee the process (Photo: special)

The Chief Executive stated during the morning of this December 29 that your Government already contemplates a plan b – And till plan c – with which they would seek to make the query “in one way or another”.

The first suggests that it be the same citizenship which organizes and carries out the exercise, in such a way that “The essence of democracy is preserved”, according to what he said on December 21.

Meanwhile, the second option that the Mexican government could resort to, a strategy recently revealed by the authorities, would involve hire “prestigious” polling companies.

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