The President of Mexico, Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador, announced this Monday that he would develop an initiative before the end of his term in office modification with which he wants to ensure that autonomous organizations disappear because, in his opinion, they are “useless”.
“There can be no rich government with poor people, and there are many burdensome organizations that are useless, they are unnecessary expenses,” the president said during his morning press conference.
The Mexican president referred to organizations like the National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT) and the Federal Commission for Economic Competition (Cofece)which, he assured, must disappear.
“We must carry out administrative reform and all these supposedly autonomous organizations must disappear, and they are ‘supposedly autonomous’ because they do not serve the people but the minorities,” he explained.
He said that every time people use parastatals such as B. want to defend Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) or the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE)) “The Eastern Competition Institute (Cofece) steps in to defend individuals,” he lamented.
Likewise, he said that it doesn’t matter if they don’t approve of his reform, but that he wants to state that these organizations are “wrong” and he doesn’t want to be complicit.
“If they don’t approve it, I want it to be on record that this is wrong and I don’t want to be an accomplice, either this year or next, before I go.”
The Mexican president has repeatedly stated that these types of organizations are “useless” and criticized the high salaries of their officials.