Coalition deputies Goes through Mexico, made up of the BREAD, the PRI and the PRD, reported this Tuesday that an unconstitutionality action was filed before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) against Federation Expenditure Budget next year (PEF 2022).
The coordinators in the Chamber of Deputies of the parties, Jorge Romero Herrera (BREAD), Ruben Moreira Valdez (PRI), and Luis Espinosa Cházaro (PRD), accused that the PEF 2022 violates the principle of progressivity, which was incorporated in Article 1 of the Constitution in the 2011 reform.
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The legislators stated that the budget violates the principle of progressiveness and is regressive, since it cut and did not increase budget programs that, they pointed out, seek to protect and guarantee the human rights of the country’s inhabitants.
To exemplify, they cited the document and mentioned the case of the health sector, where they accused that the Insabi it still does not guarantee coverage and an effective budget for beneficiaries.
Other programs referred to in the document is that of “Free Health Care and Medicines for the Population without Labor Social Security”, with a cut in the field of approximately 10 billion pesos.
The Chamber of Deputies approved in November the PEF. None of the thousand 994 reservations was approved, so the resources for the president’s mega-works remain intact Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the cut in spending by the National Electoral Institute (INE), the Judiciary and the Chamber of Deputies is confirmed to reassign them, for the most part, to social programs of the federal government.
The opinion was approved in particular with 273 votes in favor and 214 against. It was endorsed by Morena, PT and PVEM with their majority and was rejected by PAN, PRI, PRD and MC.
The PEF for next year distribute 7 trillion 88 billion pesos. The institution most punished is the INE, with a cut of 4 thousand 913 million pesos and the decrease of 43% to the salary of the electoral advisers.
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The electoral body requested a budget of 24 thousand 649 million pesos, but they assigned 19 thousand 736 million pesos for 2022. The deputies approved that the directors have a total annual remuneration of one million 736 thousand 437 pesos, although the INE asked for it to be 3 million 53 thousand 966 pesos.
In this regard, the legislators accused that the PEF it represents a threat to democracy in Mexico, since it affects the budget of the National Electoral Institute, forcing them to carry out their constitutional mandate without sufficient resources.