full of Parliament Last night, I rejected the electrical reform initiative of the President of the Republic Andres Manuel Lopez Obradorand not reaching a qualified majority of two-thirds of the votes.
With 275 block votes Morena-PVEM-PT in favor and 223 of PAN, PRI, MC, PRDr Against this, the project fell below 57 out of the 332 necessary for approval.
While the deputies prolonged the debate on the president Lopez Obrador He sent the message: “I already said it in my report on Tuesday: No matter what happens, we are already shielded against treason. Tomorrow (today) I will explain it again.” The Political Coordination Council had received notification of the dispatch from the National Palace an initiative to reform the mining law, which the president announced from that letter on Tuesday to establish state ownership of lithium, which does not require constitutional reform by two-thirds. of deputies.
president Lopez Obrador Sent last night to Parliament His initiative to reform the mining law to retain the exploitation of lithium for the Mexican state, without allowing concessions for this purpose to private companies.
This was confirmed by the coordinator of the parliamentary majority Brown woman in the House of Representatives, Ignatius MirAnd they reaffirmed their intention to call for a regular session next Monday to discuss and vote on the draft in the fast track.
This, as a proxy to protect lithium from the eventual rejection of Parliament For constitutional reform in electrical matters.
“Done. I know, I consulted the board a moment ago and it looks like it’s already in place, and the political coordination board also agreed that tomorrow (today) there will eventually be a session in Parliament To discuss and, as appropriate, vote on the initiative presented by the Chair.
Yesterday’s plenary meeting reached an extraordinary quorum of 498 deputies, only with the absence of the Labor Party Anna Laura Bernal and perredista Laura Fernandezalthough the latter is licensed for an indefinite period of time.
The additional vote that Morena has won for her since Thursday Carlos Miguel Issa Damas It was diluted in the morning, because Andres Pintossubordinate greenon its incorporation into Citizen movement And the governor’s project new lionAnd Samuel GarciaAs well as their vote against the presidential initiative.
To the cry “No pa-sa-rá! It wouldn’t be so!”, opposition coalition deputies go to mexico They expected their vote against reforming Articles 25, 27 and 28 of the constitution, while the Morenista caucus, along with the Greens and Labor, has repeatedly called for support for the presidential proposal.
“Think about whether you want to subject yourself to foreign money and companies, as bad legislators, bad officials and bad Mexicans did in 2013. Do not mortgage your honor, because there will be no money to take it back. Honor is a matter of dignity and moral quality,” noted from the podium Mornista Majority Coordinator, Ignatius Mir when determining the position of your seat.
In turn, the leader of the deputies announced Bread, Jorge RomeroHe stressed that the opposition coalition supports economic freedoms, clean energy and lower rates for those who need it most.
“Many were betting that … the Va por México coalition was on the verge of collapse. Well, today we tell you that the women and men in breadAnd PRI s PRD “We are more united than ever,” he added.
National President of PRIAnd Alexandre MorenoNote that the legislature is an authority and not an employee of the authority, and electrical reform will have the first initiative Lopez Obrador It was rejected by the current legislature.
“Today (Sunday) they will face their greatest and greatest defeat. Your reform will not pass. Let it be heard loud and clear: the first of the three. If they continue in this arrogant attitude, the three will oppose it and no proposal will pass in Congress.”
coordinator MC, Jorge Alvarez MainezHe supported the opposition’s rejection of reform and warned: “Today the office of the parties ends and the legislative authority begins. Today is approaching the stage of government in which they imposed what they want. Today begins the new stage of Mexico, which will culminate in the twenty-fourth with defeat of the system.”
At the beginning of the discussion and through the representative Andrea ChavezParliamentary group Brown woman In the Palazzo San Lazzaro asked the legislator PAN Margaret Zavala Exempting themselves from voting on electrical reform due to an alleged conflict of interest, by benefiting from more than 8 million pesos from Avangarda subsidiary of Iberdrola, of which her husband was a manager, Felipe Calderon.
Chavez asked the Chairman, Sergio Gutierrez LunaAcceptance of the application and the evidence presented, so that the constitutional reform is voted on “honestly and legitimately” in a plenary session.
“We gave evidence that was not told! Among the millions of pesos that entered a house Margaret Zavala Through a subsidiary of epedrolaI mean Avangardwhere Felipe Calderon Work as a management consultant. Chavez In a later interview.
In agreement with parliamentary leaders, Sergio Gutierrez Luna urged to Margaret Zavala to excuse herself from voting, but the party deputy refused the invitation and categorically denied any conflict of interest and confirmed her intention to vote against the reform.