holders of the Secretaries of the Interior (Segob) and Public security (SSyPC) met with Lorenzo Cordova, president councilor of the National Electoral Institute (INE), to define a election protection route states of 2022, as well as in the Revocation of Mandate.
The meeting was attended by the person in charge of internal policy in the country, Adam Augusto Lopezas well as the secretary Rosa Icela Rodriguez, after the necessary signatures were gathered to carry out the consultation on the continuity of the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in front of the Executive federal.
“It will be looked for detect threats, risks Y vulnerabilities to prevent, avoid y spenalize criminal actions in the electoral context, which includes reinforcing security in the entities”, the authorities spread in a joint statement.
With the first appointment on the elections, the officials propose establishing how to take care of the citizens and the candidates for the governorships of Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo Y Tamaulipas, as well as the extraordinary elections in various municipalities.
With the meeting began the call Protection Strategy in the Electoral Context 2022, coordination mechanism for protect those seeking a position and monitor election day, in addition to the distribution or safekeeping of ballots.
Also present were the head of the Office of the Secretary of the Interior, Jose Antonio De la Vega Asmitia; the Undersecretary of Public Security, Ricardo Mejia Berdeja; the executive secretary of the INE, Edmundo Jacobo Molina, and the head of the Unit of Policies and Strategies for the Construction of Peace in Federal Entities and Regions of the SSPC, Carlos Augusto Morales Lopez.
Previously, around 2:00 p.m. on January 18, the OTHER announced that citizen signatures for the process of Revocation of Mandate managed to combine 3% of the nominal list required as a minimum for its realization.
Well, they were definitively verified to 2 million 845 thousand 634 citizens, that is, just over one hundred percent (104.23%) of the necessary goal of 2 million 758 thousand – and which was exceeded by 87 thousand 634 registrations.
Lorenzo Córdova explained that the next event will be a random review of 850 records with the objective of consign at home if the signatories supported the exercise.
Once this stage is completed, the Executive Secretariat will present a report to the General Council with the final opinion of the Federal Register of Electors; it will confirm that the requirements were met to finally convene to Revocation of Mandate.
Due to the fact that the electoral authority had not formalized this last process within its obligatory plans, the Segob and the SSyPC waited until they had more solid elements on the realization to plan the prevention strategies in the next elections.
For this year, fewer positions will be elected, but a significant participation is still expected and entities such as Tamaulipas The Quintana Roo they are in disputes with criminal cells that are expected to want to influence so as not to lose their local pacts.
According to consultancy reports Etellekt, in the development of 2021 elections, was102 politicians assassinated, 36 of them aspirants and candidates to different charges.
From September 7, 2020 to June 6, a total of 1,066 attacks against politicians were recorded, of which 102 were homicides. Hence the violence spread to the 32 states of the country and covered 576 municipalities (29 capital cities included), which represents an increase of 38% compared to the 2017-2018 electoral process.
The consultancy highlighted that the violence mainly affected politicians and opposition candidates to the governments of the states in 75% of the cases.