The Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández assured today Friday during the “morning” that there is no room to allocate a larger budget for the National Electoral Institute (INE).
“There is no margin in the public budget, it is very limited, and of course, budgetary provisions were taken to comply with social programs”, he asserted.
This after the electoral body delivered a request to the SHCP to expand its resources and thus be able to organize the revocation of the mandate.
“There is no margin in the public budget, it is very limited”
During the “morning”, López Hernández said “no way” that the government is going to reduce the provision of social support, such as the pension for the elderly, in exchange for increasing the budget to the INE.
In addition, he pointed out that there is no precedent that an autonomous body has been granted an increase or an additional budget.
“There is no way we are going to reduce or stop deliveries to the elderly. Remember that a stage is opening, that the age to have access has already been increased, the age to have access to the program for the elderly has been reduced. You know that the The federal government and the governments of the states signed an agreement so that there is a universal pension for all people with different capacities,” he said.
Yesterday, Thursday, given the lack of resources to carry out the referendum to revoke the mandate, The Government of Mexico presented an austerity plan so that through savings, salaries, trusts, cell phone expenses, travel expenses and food, the INE obtains two thousand 972 million pesos and executes the exercise.
After learning about the approach, the president counselor Lorenzo Córdova, affirmed that those who seek to reduce costs in the INE are unaware of its operation; warned that the budget lacks seriousness.
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