Senator from Morena Monica Fernandez Balboa Proposed to the Senate to make a name change on plinth the capital city, in the form of a tribute to the 200 years since the promulgation of Mexico’s first constitution.
The Zócalo of Mexico City is one of the most popular and forms part of the historic center. It is common as Constitution Plazaalthough this is an abbreviation of the full name, the Plaza de la Constitución Política de la Monarquía Española, the name made in honor of the Cádiz Constitution of March 19, 1812.
It was in the special session on October 25, 2022, when Morena’s senator, Monica Balboa, put forward a motion to change the name.
“I propose an invitation to the Government of Mexico City in honor of the Bicentenary of the Federal Political Organization, created in the Federal Constitution of October 4, 1824, to modify the current official name of Plaza Constitución,” were the words that the congresswoman mentioned during her speech in Senate of the Republic.
In his motion he made it clear that he proposes change by Constitution Square of the United Mexican States, and in honor of the decision passed in Mexico City on October 4, 1824,. Seeking to “end the glorious intent of the rebels and honor the bicentennial of their most prized legacy: the Federal Constitution.”
It will be April 14 when the Senate Governance Committee meets to discuss approving a point of agreement made by Sen. Fernandez Balboa, which seeks to change the official name of the capital of the Zocalo.
If approved, the name change will join the name made at the metro mass transit system (STC) station on Line 2, which since 2021 has been known as Zócalo-Tenochtitlán. A change made by the Mexico City government to commemorate 500 years of indigenous resistance.
Square of the Political Constitution of the Spanish Monarchy, as is its official name, is also known as Zocalo. This name was coined informally, after the removal of the statue of Carlos IV de Bourbon, King of Spain.
After being moved to Calle de Doncelles by order of the first authorities of the nascent Mexican Republic, the structure used as a base remained on the Plaza slab, known as the Zocalo, and it is this that gives it its name.
It is surrounded by iconic buildings such as Metropolitan Cathedral and P.National Hall from the government. In recent years, it has become a venue for popular celebrations, such as concerts, sporting events, and entertainment.
Among some of the official names it has had throughout history are Plaza de Armas, Plaza Principal, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza del Palacio.
During 1843, President Antonio Lopez de Santa Annaheld a competition to occupy the plinth that remained after the transfer of the statue of Carlos IV de Borbón, which was won by Lorenzo de la Hidalga, who proposed to build a column in the center of the square.
Sin embargo, esta nunca se realizó debido a los problemas economicos que enfrentó el país durante esos años, sumando a la invasión de Estados Unidos, por lo que el pedestal se quedó en la zona sin ser utilizado, reforzando el nombre informal que se le da currently.
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