Mexico City. Electoral law reform will have to be returned to the Chamber of Deputies after talks that would allow the Labor Party to vote in favor of legal reform on electoral matters, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador predicted this Thursday he might Another initiative proposed to be withdrawn is that parties can retain the National Registry even if they do not achieve the constitutional minimum of 3 percent.
Morena’s coordinator, Ignacio Maior, announced he would ask his counterpart in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal Avila, to include the provision, which was hastily approved in session that began last night, when the chamber discusses the reform. Was suppressed, ended early on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Even though that was the only change the Senate would make to the bill, it would have to be returned to the Chamber of Deputies, which would delay the electoral reform’s entry into force.
Maier attributed this addition to a “procedural error”, even though it was part of the Cherry Bench’s agreements with its partners from PT and PVEM, which resulted in the presentation of an initiative other than the so-called Plan B.
The words were not included in the presidential initiative, but in last-minute negotiations, the PT managed to get Murray to include central aspects of his election proposal and thus add a point 4 to article 15 of the general law. to be done. Parties, where it is required:
“The national political party which does not obtain at least three per cent of the total valid votes polled at any election held for the renewal of the executive power or chambers of the Congress of the Union shall be cancelled. The registration, unless it has a has maintained registration as a local party, obtained at least three per cent of the valid votes polled, at least half the total in one of the federal entities where a concurrent election is held, it shall apply to the election where the President of the Republic, the Senate and the Federal Deputies are elected, as well as in the elections where only the Chamber of Deputies is renewed”.
In 2015, PT lost its registration for not reaching the minimum 3 percent of the national vote, but thanks to the cancellation of 27 polling stations in one district of Aguascalientes, that election had to be repeated, and the new result favored them. .
During a press conference this Thursday, Meier admitted that the new facility for his colleagues should not have been included in the reform.
“The Chamber approved Plan B of reforms to six separate laws. In a concrete manner to the common law of the parties and in this exercise we committed a procedural error, say.
-Only one? -he was asked.
—Yes, we accept it because it is to be recognized.
-Which one? -he was asked.
—It was a reservation that remained, we did not propose it. We did not wish to request the Secretary of Administrative Services and the Board of Directors to make corrections, but rather to declare that with respect to Article 15, Number 4, there are two lines in the fourth paragraph which should not have appeared and yet They dropped out of the poll, stating that, if 3 percent of the national vote is not obtained, (with a record) 17 states won.
—Is that what PT asked you?
—and from other political forces.
“It was a request, which was already disputed by another political force in the electoral process and already a resolution, it is unconstitutional. We want to state this openly.
“Are you going backwards?”
I’m going to look to the Chair of the Table, the Majority Coordinator of our coalition, Senator Ricardo Monreal, so that from now on, we can recognize that those two lines should not have been included.
“Let it be on their own terms, they lose registration” if they don’t get a minimum of 3 percent of the national vote.
—The President announces that he will send another initiative. Are you ready to discuss it?
“I understand it was in this regard.” So we are asking the reviewer to warn him from now on that the fourth paragraph that was added is not included.