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Opposition parties in Mexico to vote against electoral reform

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Opposition parties in Mexico to vote against electoral reform

Mexico City, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) The National Action, Institutional Revolutionary and Democratic Revolution parties on Friday warned that they will vote against the electoral reform presented on Thursday to the deputies by Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
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Its leaders pointed out in a joint statement that the government’s proposal is not viable, especially in the face of the campaign of their Morena party that describes them as “traitors to the homeland” for having voted against the reform of the electricity law a few days ago.

The coordinators of the three benches announced that each party will present, separately, its own electoral initiative, and questioned whether the presidential proposal would be announced on the last day of sessions of the current period.

They anticipated that they will not accept calling extraordinary sessions. In any case, the proposal would be reviewed until September, they said.

The PRI coordinator, Ruben Moreira, said that this initiative can be analyzed only if Morena is willing to hold talks, but if they insist that only their proposals prevail, it will have the same result as the electricity reform.

Deputies did not proceed with the latter because three quarters of its 500 legislators were required, but they only got the vote of the ruling party with 275 of the 334 needed for it to be approved.

The presidential initiative proposes the elimination of the 300 electoral districts and the scheme of five constituencies in the country to give way to the election by lists in each entity, with which the composition of deputies will go from 500 to 300 seats, and in the Senate from 128 to 96.

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