The INE denied Free Mexico the aspiration to appear on the 2021 ballot.
Seven of the 11 councilors refused to grant registration as a party to the political organization of Felipe Calderón and Margarita Zavala.
The president councilor, Lorenzo Córdova, and the councilor Ciro Murayama contested the lack of transparency in 8. 18% of the financing of México Libre, among other aspects that made its integration process doubtful. “The granting of registration to an organization that had one or five out of every 10 pesos from a dubious source should not be accompanied,” said Córdova.
Via Twitter, Calderón accused him of lying and assured that all the donors of México Libre are identified. “It’s a shameful day for you,” he criticized.
Margaret Zavala He advanced that, as “absurd”, they will challenge the denial of registration before the electoral court.
The INE used criteria derived from last-minute occurrences, which had never been discussed in the electoral body, ”he said.
Calderón, without a party; Achieves Solidarity Meeting registration
Under the argument that “opaque money should be a generic cause for denying a registration,” seven of the 11 advisers of the INE rejected last night the aspiration of Mexico Libre, of Felipe Calderón and Margarita Zavala, to appear on the ballot of the elections of 2021.
By contrast, Solidarity MeetingBefore PES, it was validated as a new political party, with the endorsement of six electoral councilors.
President Lorenzo Córdova and counselor Ciro Murayama contested the lack of transparency in 8. 18 percent of the financing of México Libre, among other aspects that made the process of integration of that party doubtful.
According to the assessment of the majority of the Council of the INEThe fact that the organization of former President Calderón could not identify the origin of more than one million pesos of the 15 million it reported, was sufficient grounds to deny registration.
The vote of the councilors was against the project of the Commission of Prerogatives and Political Parties, which a day before determined that Free Mexico did deserve registration.
In addition to Córdova and Murayama, they manifested Counselors Adriana Favela, Jaime Rivera, Norma de la Cruz, Martín Faz and Carla Humphrey against validating México Libre. In favor the councilors Uuc-kib Espadas, Claudia Zavala, Diana Ravel and José Roberto Ruiz voted.
The granting of registration to an organization that had one or five out of every 10 pesos of doubtful source should not be accompanied. Because if this is how the organizations act before obtaining registration, what can we expect afterwards? ”Explained Córdova.
Immediately, the former presidential candidate Margarita Zavala announced that Mexico will challenge the INE’s determination before the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power (TEPJF).
We want to state promptly that we will immediately challenge this absurd decision. The INE used criteria derived from last-minute occurrences, which had never been discussed in the electoral body, ”Zavala announced through a video broadcast on social networks.
He emphasized that all Free Mexico donors they are identified, which is why he described the INE’s decision as “incongruous and inconsistent.”
In addition, the former first lady asserted that “for days we had warned of the government’s strategy to block the way to Free Mexico and we know why: Free Mexico is becoming the true opposition that Mexico needs so much against a government more and more authoritarian ”.
The session of IN General CouncilE lasted for 11 hours and, in the first part, approved the application of fines amounting to 2 million 968 thousand pesos to the organizations that participated in the process to become parties.
Encounter Solidario, which achieved registration as a political party, imposed a penalty of 470,947.36 pesos, due to the registration of affiliations supported by false and / or deficient information, violating the right of free affiliation and the abuse of attracting affiliations through the mobile app.
The seven organizations that requested registration presented a total of 2,585,325 affiliations. Of these, 629,466 had inconsistencies.
The directors also denied the registration to Progressive Social Networks, Social Promoter Group, Social Force for Mexico, Alternative Foundation and We, for not meeting the requirements regarding assemblies and affiliates.
Lorenzo Córdova and Ciro Murayama spoke out against validating both organizations, since in the case of Encuentro Solidario, they argued that it violated the secular state with the participation of ministers of worship.
“NEW PARTIES, WITH THE RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE”
The approval of the registration of new parties is legal and must be respected, assured President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In a press conference at the National Palace, the head of the federal Executive pointed out that, in addition, all organizations have the right to form themselves as new political groups at the national level, with the possibility of participating in the public life of the country.
Not to mention the name of the organizations that sought registration as a party, one of them being Encuentro Solidario, which was the one that obtained it, while it was denied to México Libre, founded by former President Felipe Calderón, the President of the Republic indicated that it will be conducted with prudence, because it is a right established in the Magna Carta.
I have to be very prudent because it is a constitutional mandate, it is a right that all Mexicans have, the right to associate, to participate in the public life of the country, ”the head of the federal Executive declared in the National Palace.
In response to the questions posed by the representatives of the media on this issue, the President of the Republic stressed that the process for the formation of new political parties must be respected.
In this sense, the Mexican president pointed out that the performance of the electoral institutions should also be taken into account and highlighted, because he said that, in the end, the decision regarding the new political forces is resolved by both the Federal Electoral Institute (currently INE ), such as the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power (TEPJF).
It is a decision that corresponds to the Federal Electoral Institute, it is the one that decides, and also the (Electoral) Tribunal. It is the process that is contemplated in the laws and it must be respected ”, stated the President of the Republic during his morning conference.
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