There is no budgetary margin to grant an expansion of resources to the National Electoral Institute (OTHER), which would be allocated to the organization of the consultation for the revocation of the president’s mandate Andrés Manuel López Obrador scheduled for this year, anticipated Adam Augusto López Hernández, government Secretary.
The eve, the INE General Council unanimously approved a request for 1,738 million pesos from the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit to complete the expense required for the organization of the aforementioned revocation query.
During the morning press conference in the National Palace that he headed on behalf of President López Obrador, the Secretary of the Interior He clarified that there is no precedent that the federal government has granted a budget extension to any autonomous body, such as the electoral authority.
Officials of the secretariats of the Public function and the Treasury and Public Credit presented, instead, a document entitled INE Austerity Exercise, by which a budget adjustment is proposed in the autonomous entity for 2,972 million pesos.
Said total availability of resources would result from reducing spending on salaries and salaries of the high officials of the INE by 718.8 million pesos; 1,384.5 million pesos in operating expenses (includes 830 million pesos for referendum Y revocation of mandate); and 868.7 million pesos that are in two trusts of the autonomous body.
Roberto Salcedo, secretary of the Public Function, clarified that the budget adjustment proposal in the INE so that the electoral authority has sufficient resources to organize the presidential recall consultation at the door is a simple methodological analysis of spending that has no legal link.
Finally, the Secretary of the Interior also made it clear that the electoral councilors will decide whether or not to accept the government proposal of spending reduction from measurements of republican austerity, such as those applied by the federal government to have more resources from the treasury.