The former President of the Republic, Vincent Fox Quesada, attacked the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) and the Morena party for wanting to apply an austerity plan to National Electoral Institute (OTHER).
Through his Twitter account, the former Mexican president indicated that if the electoral body does not have the budget to carry out the revocation consultation, should not be done, “that easy”.
“If there is no money for the Revocation of Mandate, then let it not be done, it’s that easy”
In another message, Fox Quesada stated that the “famous” austerity which carries out the so-called Fourth Transformation It is only applied when “it suits them”.
Before his statement, the reactions of Internet users were immediate, as several users came out in defense of President López Obrador and the icing party.
“And since there is no money for the revocation of the mandate, there will be no money for the presidential elections in 2024 either, so that it is not done, then AMLO will be there until 2030 that easy” and “It is a mandate of the Constitution, Mr. Vicente, the Constitution does not nor the law is violated. The INE has a lot of money to carry out the Revocation, tighten their belts and that they lower their salaries of almost 300 thousand pesos per month, the rental of luxurious cars or their 4 insurances”, were some of the answers.
Like Vicente Fox, opponents of the current administration launched against Morena for designing an austerity plan so that the INE saves more than 2 million pesos.
the columnist Fernando Belaunzaran He wrote on his social network that the real reason for the federal president to attack the Electoral Institute is because “wants to steal the 2024 presidential election″.
While the member of the National Action Party (PAN), Javier Lozano Alarcon, criticized Morena’s strategy, since he pointed out that the Ministry of The Treasury should not “meddle” with the budget of an autonomous body, since it fails to comply with the ruling of the Electoral Court of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF).
“What the fuck does @Hacienda_Mexico have to get into the assets of an autonomous constitutional body and make slimy recommendations? That was NOT what the @TEPJF_informa ordered #YoDefiendoAlINE”
In another tweet, the former secretary of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS) reminded his followers that the head of the Interior (Segob), Adán Augusto López, assured that there is no record “in the history of the evolution of annual budgets” that a budget increase has been granted to an autonomous body.
In the message, Lozano Alarcón stated that there was no presidential whim like the citizen consultation for the revocation of the mandate. “little congruence!” he added.
“From the outset, respect the autonomy of @INEMexico. Abusive and ignorant. #YoDefiendoAlINE”
And it is that according to the federal government, to apply austerity measures, the INE could count on 2 thousand 972 million pesos.
The saving would be carried out with the reduction in the salaries of senior officials, with a total of 718.8 million pesos; the operating expenses such as cell phones, travel expenses and congresses, for an amount of 554.5 million; using the additional resources for 2022, for more than 830 million and eliminating trusts, for a cost of 868.7 million pesos.