The governors that make up the Federalist Alliance launched on Tuesday a call to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to stop “dividing Mexicans.”
“We respectfully call on President @lopezobrador to stop dividing Mexicans. The governors who are members of the #Federalist Alliance are NOT opponents of his government. Our position has been very clear to work together for a #Mexico fairer for all “, they spread in a message on social networks through the account @AFederalista.
The governors who make up the Alliance: Jalisco, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas, Michoacán, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes, Colima, Coahuila, Chihuahua and Durango, were expected to make separate pronouncements.
In his message, the governor of Aguascalientes Martín Orozco insisted that the states will not accept fewer resources and on the need for a dialogue with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
In a video of just over two minutes, broadcast on his social networks, he recalled that the entities have suffered cuts since 2018 and, if the 2020 budget also decreases, it will be reflected in immediate effects on roads, the countryside and health.
“In this fight to maintain fair resources for each state, they have tried to manipulate and accuse the states of the Federalist Alliance, ensuring that we want to separate from Mexico, breaking the federal pact, when the only thing we want is fair treatment.”
He indicated that before the approval of the federal budget, scheduled for November 15, they seek to dialogue with the president.
“We want to bring to the national palace the voices of athletes… students…, mothers of families…, children suffering from cancer…, farmers in the fields…, thousands of men and women who are victims of violence .
“Today we want, from Aguascalientes, to express that we cannot accept fewer resources, since they are directly reflected in the quality of life of your family,” he concludes.
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For his part, the governor of Guanajuato, Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, said that his entity cannot receive less than what it received in 2020 and joined the call for the president to receive them to discuss the 2021 budget.
He explained that in the first two years of the current federal administration, the entity has received 22 billion pesos less, compared to the first two years of the previous government.
“That means there was no major public work from the federal government anywhere in the state and less public work means less progress and less employment.”
He specified that, according to the budget proposal for 2021, presented by the federal government, Guanajuato will receive “another 7 billion pesos less.”
“Despite being the sixth economy in Mexico, we are the state that receives the least resources per person in the entire country. In addition, the federal government has disappeared very important support that affects our migrants, rural people, artisans, scientists, athletes .
“In Guanajuato we have raised our voices, like the states of the Federalist Alliance, today again we ask President López Obrador to receive us to discuss his 2021 budget proposal.
“In Guanajuato we cannot accept fewer resources than we have today, having at least the same resources will allow us to understand the priority needs of health, security, education, infrastructure and promote economic reactivation.”