Lorenzo Córdova, President Counselor of the National Electoral Institute (INE), rejected this Monday that there is any proposal for him to be a presidential candidate for 2024.
By participating in the inauguration of the Youth Forum for the Future of Citizenship, held within the framework of the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL), he assured that the only ballot on which your name will appear when he finishes his position at the INE, it will be on the report cards of his students at the UNAM Law School.
“They are exaggerated in many of those notes (from columnists), there have been expressions that have raised it, but I have been very clear and forceful in my answer: I have a responsibility to fulfill at the head of the INE until April 3, 2023 already starting from April 4, 2023 You can find me in my cubicle at the UNAM Institute of Legal Research, where I will return and which by the way I am already preparing, “said Córdova.
The INE president counselor said that it is not true that Claudio X. González has offered to be a candidate, “that is a lie, but in any case my answer is clear and forceful: I am president of the INE and I have a responsibility as president of the INE which is to continue to exercise autonomy in the face of the power that passed and in front of the present power and in front of the powers that will come “.
He assured that this is the essence of the electoral body, autonomy and independence from any political party, “that is how we apply the rules, that is how we have applied them and that is how we will continue to apply them and as long as I am in charge of the INE, that will be my responsibility, later from the academy I will continue defending democracy as I did before entering this institution “.
The INE will go to the Supreme Court for cut
Also on the issue of cutting the Institute’s budget, he insisted on the decision to go to the Supreme Court of Justice.
“We are going to go to the Supreme Court of Justice, what the INE is experiencing today is a unprecedented situation in its history, not because it has suffered a cut with respect to what was requested, that has happened several times, but because the INE had never faced such a disproportionate and disproportionate cut as the one applied by the Chamber of Deputies on this occasion “.
Above all, he added, when they are faced with the possibility, if the citizens so decide, that an exercise to revoke the mandate should be organized, however, he said that the paradox is that two months ago the Congress of the Union approved a Law of Revocation of the Mandate, where the INE is obliged to carry out this exercise under the same conditions as a federal election, but only assigned 830 million pesos, when the Institute had requested 3.8 billion pesos to revoke the mandate. .
Finally, Córdova Vianello insisted that no decision made by the INE is unilateral “as some are trying to sell, and from here a strong, radical and absolute condemnation to those who seek to make my colleagues invisible as trainers of collective decisions, there is not a single decision that has been made in the INE or that is taken that is not the product of a consensus of a collegiate. “