Deputy César Camacho announced the Chamber of Deputies could possibly source the legal framework for army tasks in security matters. Camacho added that the period of time to pass the provision does not have a set deadline.
He said Mexican armed forces have always behaved in a patriotic and efficient manner, and a way to preserve them is to endow them with a legal framework to carry out their work. This legal framework will also benefit Mexican citizens by setting limits to the actions of the army.
The president of the chamber Javier Bolaños Aguilar stated there is no rush for such a disposition to come through. Deputy for the National Action Party (PAN) Marko Cortés agreed with giving more time and not speeding things up since he considers it risky to pull the army out of the streets immediately.
On the other hand, Deputy Francisco Martínez Neri is in favor of expediting the work to reach a resolution by January.
“We are not sufficiently prepared or armed, but it is necessary to restore the police on the streets,” he said.