Claudia Zavala assured that the electoral body will abide by any instruction indicated by the Supreme Court (Photo: Courtesy INE)
The electoral counselor of the National Electoral Institute (INE), Claudia Zavala, assured that the electoral body will abide by any instruction indicated by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) before the mandate revocation consultation.
During a press conference after a tour of the electoral body’s warehouse where the boxes containing the support signatures are kept to carry out the consultation, the counselor declared that due to the insufficient budget to carry out the exercise, a route was chosen in which the courts determine what is appropriate.
“We went to the Court to raise the constitutional controversy, but the agreement of the General Council of the INE is susceptible to being challenged. The Court has to make a comprehensive review of the constitutional framework or the Electoral Court of the Federal Judicial Power. The INE will do what the courts determine, we are subject to their determinations because that is the rule of law “
The official indicated that the INE is doing and will carry out the exercise of citizen participation (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
The official indicated that the INE is doing and will carry out the exercise of citizen participation, so it should only be defined whether the model under which it is carried out may or may not deviate from the provisions of the Constitution and the Law.
“The consultation is being carried out, it is going to be carried out and what we are seeing is the modality under which it will be organized. There are alternatives to carry out this exercise, but these have variations with respect to the model required in the Mandate Revocation Law, which is why the relevance of going to court ”, he stressed.
Zavala affirmed that this process is only the first step to comply with the constitutional requirement to issue the call for the consultation, for which the law itself confers on the Institute the obligation to verify and prove that 3% of citizens registered in the Nominal list in 17 states of the country support the exercise.
The law gives the INE the obligation to verify and prove that 3% of the citizens registered in the nominal list support the exercise (Photo: Cuartoscuro)
For his part, the Executive Director of the Federal Register of Voters, René Miranda, pointed out that during the next few days all the institutional capacities will be deployed to open the 4,430 boxes with signatures that have been received throughout the country so far.
“You have to be very cautious and clear, the electoral authority cannot yet speak of a definitive figure because all the boxes that have been received have not been opened. We are processing 30 boxes with 75,000 signatures per day and we will seek to process a greater number in the coming days to meet the established goal ”, he clarified.
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