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  • INE: PRI's Austerity Measures Will Hinder Democracy

  • Lorenzo Córdova Vianello stated his disagreement with the proposal presented by the PRI to decrease the number of proportional representation seats

CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 01FEBRERO2017.- Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, consejero presidente del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE); Luis Raúl González Pérez; presidente nacional de la Comisión Nacional de Derechos Humanos (CNDH); el senador Pablo Escudero, presidente del Senado; Enrique Graue Wiechers, rector de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM); Diego Valadés, secretario general ejecutivo del Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Constitucional, y Luis María Aguilar, presidente de la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN), encabezaron la inauguración del XIII Congreso Iberoamericano de Derecho Constitucional en el Palacio de Minería.FOTO: DIEGO SIMÓN SÁNCHEZ /CUARTOSCURO.COM, photo: Cuartoscuro/Diego Simón Sánchez

01 of February 2017 15:32:24

President and counselor of the National Electoral Institute (INE) Lorenzo Córdova Vianello stated his disagreement with the proposal presented by Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) to decrease the number of proportional representation seats of deputies (100) and senators (32).Córdova Vianello claims these types of austerity measures hinder democracy and the current representative system. “I believe we’re facing a historic moment that calls to seek institutional methods that do not affect democratic representation,” said the head of INE; however, he did not rule out the possibility to debate further proposals. 

During an interview,  Córdova Vianello announced that on Thursday INE will allocate $1 billion pesos ($48.2 million) – originally intended to build a new headquarters – to the Treasury and Public Finance Secretariat (SHCP) to bolster México’s consular network in the United States to aid Mexican migrants.



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