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“Legislative trick”: Santiago Creel will ask the SCJN to cancel Plan B

The PAN member indicated that the deputies voted for the president's initiative "to the rough"(Capture)
The PAN member indicated that the deputies voted for the president’s initiative “a la brava” (Capture)

In the framework of the discussion of the Plan B of the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), The head of the Congress of the Union, Santiago Creel Miranda, indicated that he will request its annulment to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) for having been a vote “run over” and rushed by the deputies in the early hours of December 7.

In agreement with the blue and white the discussion for the approval of the presidential initiative is considered unconstitutional since proposals were voted previously rejected That found in the Electoral Reform, proposal that was cancelled.

The president of the Chamber of Deputies also explained that during the abrupt debate on Plan B warned on several occasions that the approval of the secondary electoral reform was illegal. However, having the majority against him, the minute was validated.

As president of the Chamber of Deputies I do not have the power to stop a process approved by the majority, but yes, I warned them that what they were doing was unconstitutional (…) Those modifications They are a real legislative mess. They are authentic pirates”, explained the member of Acción Nacional (PAN) in a video shared on his social networks.

Deputy Graciela Sánchez Ortiz handed over the proposed amendments to the secondary electoral laws to Santiago Creel for discussion and voting after rejecting the Electoral Reform (Cuartoscuro)
Deputy Graciela Sánchez Ortiz handed over the proposed amendments to the secondary electoral laws to Santiago Creel for discussion and voting after rejecting the Electoral Reform (Cuartoscuro)

And it is that, according to the president of Congress, the points that seek to reform the INational Electoral Institute (INE) they threaten the free and democratic elections of the citizenry. A proposal that, according to the PAN member, will give the advantage to the party of President López Obrador.

According to the explanations of Creel Miranda, Plan B will allow “mode” elections with the participation of public officials campaigning while carrying out their duties. Action for which the current head of government has been appointed, Claudia Sheinbaum, considered one of the favorite “corcholatas” to run for the presidency of the country in the 2024 elections.

“With these reforms they want to return to the 80’s. To the elections by way, of course! they are made for the caps to roll and roll throughout the country so that they can anticipate their campaigns even as public officials (…) to paint fences, to put up banners, to bring people to their events and even to do concerts, yes, with our money”, indicated the blue and white.

However, Plan B not only proposes and endorses candidacies of public officials, but also seeks to reduce the powers of the electoral body that make it autonomous. According to the president of the Chamber of Deputies, the Electoral Institute will remain subordinate to the power of the Executive.

The opposition has stressed on various occasions that the electoral reforms proposed by President Andrés Manuel are going toagainst democratic freedom and seek to be advantageous for the permeation of their party– National Regeneration Movement (Morena)- and therefore the advantageous victory of the “corcholatas” favorites for the 2024 presidential race.

Despite the efforts of the opposition side to stop the presidential project in electoral matters, on the afternoon of December 12, the secondary initiative was approved in plenary session of the Senate of the Republic. In just 36 minutes, members of the Governance Commission they gave the green light to Plan B of the Tabasco president which will be evaluated in the Legislative Studies sector.

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