The National Electoral Institute’s head advisor, Lorenzo Cordova, said that the National Electoral Institute is currently spending resources from this year’s budget for actions necessary to practice de-authorization.
The official indicated in the General Council session that the institute “is committed to everything that is within the scope of its responsibilities” in order to properly perform the exercise, despite the budget cut approved by the House of Representatives.
“This institute is already diverting expenditures from creating budget lines with the 2021 budget that were necessary and that resulted from a series of economies drawn from austerity measures, but also from best management practices,” he explained.
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In the face of this cut, the head of the National Institute of Statistics said that two courses of action are being implemented: the first is to analyze the budget amendments in the amount approved by the deputies, but he specified that “the gap of these dimensions is so complex that it can be corrected or sufficient resources are provided so that it can comply with what it has imposed.” The current legislature of the House of Representatives and the Senate as a legal obligation upon this institute.”
If this amendment were to be implemented, Cordova Vianello said the rights or services the INE guarantees, such as voting credentials, control, radio and television surveillance, or workers’ rights would not be at risk.
The second course of action by which the National Institute of Statistics operates is legal proceedings, before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) so that it “determines by all letters whether this institute, due to scarcity of resources, is legally capable and without responsibilities, in violation of what Congress has established in the Repeal of Mandate Act, Thus, do an exercise with fewer chests.”
On Wednesday the same, the President of the Supreme Court, Arturo Zaldivar, emphasized that the budget shortage could not be an excuse for not fulfilling its obligations.
He even asserted that the court’s achievements were achieved without a budget less than in previous years, with “a call to service, imagination and political will.”
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