The document was approved by 31 votes in favor and 24 against, all from the opposition parties Revolucionario Institucional, Acción Nacional and Movimiento Ciudadano.
The disagreements with the budget will be analyzed in the plenary of the lower house during this day and the debate is expected to be long since there is a strong opposition to cuts in non-productive sectors such as the National Electoral Institute (INE).
Its president and national counselor, Lorenzo Córdova, defends a salary increase for the coordinators who enjoy a salary much higher than that of the President of the Republic (108 thousand pesos equivalent to some five thousand 500 dollars), but they want an even greater increase.
This is the official most criticized by the government and the pro-government deputies, who are accused of using the budget cut as an argument to mediatize the scope of the suffrage or poll in view of the renewal of the presidential mandate next year.
The opposition parties, pointed out Morena deputies, are bleeding from the wound since they were defeated in the mid-term elections and did not achieve their goal of obtaining an absolute majority in the Congress to be able to control the nation’s budget.