National Electoral Institute (INE) President Advisor Guadalupe Taddei Zavala has opted not to receive some of the position’s substantial benefits, such as insurance for major medical expenses and individualized separation, agency officials said.
As he announced at his inauguration on April 4, by his own decision, his salary will be reduced, so as not to earn more than the President of the Republic, by the provisions of article 127 of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States.
The president receives 174,000 pesos a month in gross salary and 120,000 in net salary.
Sources from the INE confirm that Taddei Zavala will provide detailed information on the subject in the next few days.
For now, the salary of the president councilor does not appear on the Institute’s official website (www.ine.mx), in the space where the details of the position she occupies (XC0A) are shown, because she asked to leave the data empty while the data is being the necessary administrative adjustments, they added.
His predecessor, Lorenzo Córdova, had a gross monthly salary (salary and benefits) of 262,634 pesos.
As part of the remuneration and benefits of electoral councilors, in each Federation Expenditure Budget (PEF), and being an autonomous body, the INE includes the distribution of remuneration, the Christmas bonus, the holiday bonus, insurance for the increased medical expenses and the individual insurance separation allowance for each director.
From the 2013 PEF to the 2023 PEF, the cumulative amount solely for the individualized separation insurance of each director, including Córdova, amounts to 4 million 837 thousand 742 pesos. (La Jornada, March 17, 2023).
The question of the salary and benefits of the electoral councilors of the INE – and other public bodies – has been the subject of continuous criticism by president Andrés Manuel López Obrador, underlining that in various sectors civil servants receive high amounts that do not correspond to as marked by the Magna Carta.