Sunday, May 28, 2023

Monreal estimates senators will reach an agreement on military reform in less than 10 days

Morena’s coordinator in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, estimated that in less than 10 days Senators will be able to reach an agreement on reform that seeks to expand the military and navy’s presence in public safety tasks. by 2028,

On Wednesday, the issue went to the full Senate, but Morena asked it to be withdrawn from discussion. Today, Monreal recognized that his caucus and his allies did not have enough votes to approve the opinion, so he preferred to continue negotiations.

“Yesterday the opinion was returned to the commissions. The withdrawal of the ruling commissions needs to be discussed again and it will have to be deliberated and voted on within 10 days. Those 10 days will be presenting a fresh opinion to the commissions. or to confirm his decision,” said the senator at the opening of a legislative workshop in the upper house this Thursday.

“I am in favor of looking for a new alternative (…) I have proposed that we discuss again with freedom and plurality”, said the legislator, and insisted on relying on it. “before 10 days” The matter can be agreed upon.

Murray’s coordinator defended the approach – already approved in the Chamber of Deputies – arguing that it is necessary to expand the presence of soldiers and sailors in public security tasks while the National Guard is consolidated.

“Reform is rational, it is inevitable and it is appropriate”Told.

Currently, the Constitution establishes that the President may resort to armed forces for public safety tasks. by 2024 While the National Guard is consolidated. Now, Morena and his colleagues say a longer period is needed until 2028, which the opposition rejects because it believes it deepens the militarization of crime-fighting tactics.

Civil organizations and activists are also opposing the possible change. He warned that such a measure could increase violence in the country and encourage human rights violations.

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