The intention to cut the number of local deputies and aldermen, embodied in the president’s electoral reform initiative, threatens the autonomy of states and municipalities, The coordinator of the PAN faction in the Jalisco Congress, Claudia Murguía Torres, said she trusted that the proposal will not be approved and considered the discourse that the purpose is to save to be false.
“It would be going back 20 to 30 years in history, it intends to violate the autonomy of States and municipalities; democracy cannot be haggled over”
“It would be going back 20 to 30 years in history, it intends to violate the autonomy of States and municipalities; democracy cannot be haggled over. Proportional or plurinominal representation is justified to strike a balance and represent citizens who did not vote for the option that wins the majority,” he argued.
On the subject, the president of the Citizen Movement caucus, Gerardo Quirino Velázquez Chávez, described the attacks on the Electoral Institute as worrying and he referred that in the debate on the elimination of plurinominal deputies it should be considered that in this way balances are generated and citizens who do not support the majority parties have representation.
“In the end, the plurinominals have to do with the representation of minority groups that may not be able to win an election, but with the sum of their votes they can achieve representation. Let’s review what happened when there were no plurinominals, what there was was the hegemony of a party where there were no critical voices, ”he explained.
For his part, the president of the Morena parliamentary group, José María Martínez, considered that the proposal is “bold” and unprecedented for the electoral system.
“What is weighed is the principle of representation, the bet of the proposal is for the direct vote, for the popular vote. We have to review the initiative, but I find many coincidences, “said the brunette.
If the federal reform advances, the number of seats in the Congress of Jalisco would remain at 29, currently there are 38 deputies. At the municipal level, the municipalities would have a maximum of nine members, in the case of Guadalajara and Zapopan of the current 17 they would drop to the limit of nine, Tlajomulco would remain with seven and Tlaquepaque and Tonalá with only five.