The secretary pointed out that there is no precedent that an autonomous body has been granted an increase or an additional budget. (ARCHIVE)
Adán Augusto López Hernández, head of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob), reiterated that there is no room to allocate a larger budget to the National Electoral Institute (INE) since he stated that “no way” for the Government to reduce the delivery of social support, such as pension for the elderly.
In a morning press conference and after yesterday the federal government presented an austerity plan for more than 2,972 million pesos for the electoral body to carry out the mandate revocation consultation, the secretary pointed out that there is no precedent for an autonomous body being granted an increase or an additional budget.
“There is no margin in the public budget, it is very limited, and of course, budgetary provisions were taken to fulfill the social programs. There’s no way we’re going to reduce or stop deliveries to seniors. 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 older adults has been reduced. You know that the federal government and the state governments signed an agreement so that there is a universal pension for all people with different abilities, there the federal government will contribute a part and the state governments will contribute another, so what are we going to reduce the health budget,” he said.
Yesterday, Thursday, due to the lack of resources to carry out the mandate revocation consultation, the federal government presented an austerity plan so that through savings, salaries, trusts, cell phone expenses, travel expenses and food, the INE obtains 2,972 million pesos and run 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 proposal lacks seriousness.