The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, announced this Monday that before the end of his term he will make an initiative Renewal where he will try to ensure that the autonomous organizations disappear because, he considers, “they are useless.”
“There cannot be a rich government with poor people, and there are many orous organizations that are useless, they are superfluous expenses,” said the president during his morning press conference.
The Mexican president mentioned organizations such as National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) and the Federal Economic Competition Commission (Cofece)which, he assured, must disappear.
“We have to carry out an administrative reform and all those supposedly autonomous organizations have to disappear, and they are ‘supposedly autonomous’ because they don’t serve the people, they are at the service of minorities,” he added.
He said that whenever people want to protect parastatal companies like Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) or the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)) “The Eastern Competition Institute (Cofece) came out to defend the individuals,” he said.
Also, he said that it doesn’t matter if they don’t approve of his reform, but what he’s looking for is to record that these organizations are “wrong” and he doesn’t want to be complicit.
“If they don’t approve it, what I want to put on record is that it’s wrong and I don’t want to be an accomplice, this year or next year, before I leave.”
On several occasions, the president of Mexico said that these types of organizations are “useless” and criticized the high salaries of their officials.