(Photo: Special/Edmundo Jacobo)
The president of the Board of Directors of the Senate of the Republic, Alejandro Armenta Mier, expressed his rejection of the temporary reinstatement of the Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Institute (INE), Edmundo Jacobo.
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And it is that, on March 9, the resolution obtained from the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power (TEPJF) was announced, where a provisional suspension was granted to the transitory article 17 of the electoral “Plan B”.
In this regard, the also militant of Morena, Armenta Mier, described as “shameful” the average granted unanimously in the Ninth Collegiate Court on Administrative Matters.
“I am ashamed that the judiciary is on its knees, we must remember that this subject was the one who mocked the indigenous community of our country,” he said during his press conference.
What was expressed by the senator from the cherry bench was in reference to a leaked call in 2015 between the still president of the INE, Lorenzo Córdova and the Executive Secretary.
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In it, Córdova Vianello, racistly mocked representatives of indigenous peoples, who at that time were requesting the creation of the sixth constituency so that they could nominate candidates.
Roberto Heycher Cardiel Soto, new executive secretary of INE is sworn next to Lorenzo Cordova Vianello, president of the National Electoral Institute (INE), during a general council session of the INE in Mexico City, Mexico. March 3, 2023. REUTERS/Raquel Cunha
The talk, held in April 8 years ago and published on YouTube, aroused indignation in the population due to the way in which the president of the INE expressed himself about Indigenous Leaders with whom he held a meeting moments before making the call.
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In the conversation two people are heard on the phone, one of them is Lorenzo Córdova, and the other is the executive secretary, Edmundo Jacobo. It should be noted that the secretary did not add much dialogue.
After this parenthesis and in this context, Alejandro Armenta reiterated his disagreement that Edmundo Jacobo return to the electoral body.
“The people of Mexico do not have to maintain it for life, it is a shame that a subject who mocks still protects himself, and it is a shame that the judge who granted him is also an accomplice,” the Morenista cut short.
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It should be added that one of the arguments that allowed the “victory” of the INE official over Plan B was that there was no reason to leave office, since he had been appointed for the period February 2020 to February 2026, as according to was explained later.
The measure against transitory Article 17 is temporary, and could be challenged; however, it is a point in favor of the INE, since the body took legal measures in favor of Edmundo Jacobo to avoid his dismissal.
And it is that for the institution in charge of monitoring the electoral processes, the departure of the official – who has worked in the organization for more than a decade – incurred in measures that violated the autonomy of the INE.
“The authority endorses its commitment to comply with the Law; However, this Decree is unconstitutional as it invades the powers of the electoral authority and contravenes rights protected by the Constitution”, he pronounced in a press release.
The return of Edmundo Jacobo to his functions is part of the “battle” undertaken by the National Electoral Institute against the series of modifications that came into force on March 2, the day Plan B was published in the Official Gazette. of the Federation (DOF).
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