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Deputies Declare Article 29 of Three Out Of Three Law Unconstitutional

Deputies of PAN, PRD and Citizen´s Movement make motion to declare law unconstitutional
By The News · 17 of August 2016 16:31:30
Marko Cortés Mendoza, coordinator of PAN deputies, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, 07JUNIO2016.- Marko Cortés, coordinador del PAN en la Cámara de Diputados, ofreció conferencia de prensa previo a la sesión de la Comisión Permanente. FOTO: ISAAC ESQUIVEL /CUARTOSCURO.COM, photo: Cuartoscuro/Isaac Esquivel

Deputies from the National Action Party (PAN), Democratic Revolution Party (PRD) and the Citizen’s Movement (MC) presented a motion in front of the Supreme Court of the Nation declaring Article 29 of the Three Out Of Three Law unconstitutional.

The Three Out of Three Law requires elected officials and public servants to make public declarations of their investments and possessions. Article 29 presents certain exceptions for appointed government officials.

Marko Cortés Mendoza, Francisco Martínez Neri and José Castañeda Hoeflich, respective coordinators of the aforementioned parties, expressed their opposition to Article 29. They argued that it threatens the public’s constitutional right to information, as it fails to require the highest amount of transparency of politicians’ personal and economic interests.

The coordinator of PAN in San Lázaro, Cortés Mendoza declared that the parties joined forces because they all agreed that this type of information should be made completely public.

“We believe that the law breaks with the spirit of the National Anticorruption System,” said Cortés Mendoza. “It does not require that tax information be made completely public.”

He added that the Three Out Of Three declaration of politician Andrés Manuel López Obrador was a joke, and suggested that the leftist presidential candidate had lied.

“How long has he been running for office?” asked Cortés Mendoza, referring to López Obrador’s 15 years of campaign without a consistent salary.

The motion declaring unconstitutionality had the backing of 200 deputies.