Within the framework of his appearance before the Chamber of Senators this Tuesday, September 27, the Secretary of the Interior Adam Augusto Lopez Hernandez Offered a press conference in which he defended the participatory exercise to consult with the people of Mexico if they wanted to put public safety in the hands of the military.
During a meeting with the media, Segob’s chief made it clear that he did not pressure opposition senators aimed at supporting National Guard reform initiatives. “What I did and do every day is Interaction with opposition political actors”, the official remarked.
With regard to the process in which citizens’ opinions about the stability of the armed forces on the streets would be heard, López Hernández placed special emphasis on the fact that It’s Not “Popular Counseling”Since she corresponds to the National Institute of Elections (INE).
“What is about to be celebrated and what we have announced and presented today is a exercise of democratic participation To ask people if they want the Civil Guard, the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) and the Navy [de México] Continue in the security work until 2028,” he explained.
With regard to the resources allocated to perform this exercise, Adan Augusto López declared that “Practically it will not cost the public exchequer”, since the tickets will be printed in Mexico’s graphic workshops. In addition, he explained that every Mexican would have an electronic system linked to the CURP, so it would also be possible to vote electronically.
In addition to the above, the official informed that 68 thousand 989 boxes or “opinion receiving points” will be set up for this process so that there is no “cry”. As with the latter, Segob’s chief noted disagreements with the mandate’s repeal last April, as a third of the boxes planned were installed due to budget cuts in the said process.
It should be remembered that the budget announced by the INE for that year was one thousand 567.4 million pesos, after the refusal of a loan of one thousand 738.9 million by the Ministry of Finance and Public Debt (SHCP).
When asked about the contribution of this survey to the fight against insecurity, Aidan Augusto López acknowledged that “it is certainly not the solution”, but that it would be useful in decision making.
“Luckily Monopoly” [de las decisiones] The Mexicans have it and that’s why we’re going to ask them,” the official said.
He remarked, in the sense, that the exercise would serve to find out whether citizens wanted the matter to be done again by Segob or the Ministry of Public Security (SSP), or that “a professional and well-trained Police Force.” ready “. Immediately, he defended that “there is no organization better qualified and trained than the Mexican military.”
Given the context in which the conference took place, López Hernández was asked whether it would be convenient for the military to continue security operations after it was discovered that some elements were involved in the disappearance of 43 ordinary students. Ayotzinapa.
In this regard, Aidan Augusto López said that although there are military agents who may have had some responsibility, “this does not mean that it is a matter of institution.” ,The Mexican Army is Loyal and Institutional”, announced the secretary.
In the same way, he argued that in accordance with Article 27 of the Organic Law of the Federal Public Administration, the dependent under his command has the right to “consult”.
The exercise will take place on 22 January 2023 from 8 am to 6 pm. To participate, interested persons can do so by using their CURP and an official identification with a photograph.