President Andrés Manuel López Obrador explained that the popular consultation, proposed by Ignacio Maior, coordinator of Morenista deputies, helps to reform the judiciary, with the aim that ministers, magistrates and judges are elected by popular vote.
In the morning conference at the National Palace, López Obrador explained that if there is time and it is permitted by law because of the timing of the election, consultations should be held.
I think consultations help, you just have to look at the legal process because obviously, I could be wrong, they can’t be done when the election process starts,” he said.
“If there is time and it is allowed by law, it will be good because you have to inform people, and we all have to participate in cleanliness, morality, purification of public life. It is a fact, it can be proved. that the judiciary is almost completely rotten from top to bottom, that it only serves the powerful and the criminals, that it does not provide justice for the benefit of the people. So yes, it has to be renewed,” he said.
It is hoped that consultations will be held, people will be asked, it is very simple. Even by law it is the same minister of the court who has to review the question. It’s very simple: ‘Do you want the court judges, magistrates and ministers who are part of the judiciary to be elected?’ Yes or no, the question is and vote.
The Mexican President explained that the people of Mexico should be asked whether they wanted the members of the judiciary to be elected by universal vote.
“The Constitution establishes in its Article 39 that the power emanates from the people and is established for their benefit, the people have the right to change their form of government at any time, the people are sovereign, this is the essence of democracy, democracy It is a people’s rule, so why don’t you ask the public, why don’t you take advice from the citizens?
“Ministers of Court, Magistrates, Judges are elected, that they are chosen by the people by a universal, direct, secret vote, that they are not chosen or nominated by the power elite, but that they are the people, and that they are the first And that was the time when President Juárez and President Lerdo ruled in the period of the Restored Republic for ten years, from 1867 to 1876. It was a time when there was more freedom than powers, ”he said.
Ignacio Maior, Murray’s coordinator in the Chamber of Deputies, announced the promotion of a popular consultation to decide how to reform the judiciary, so that the ministers of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) are elected by the public. Election.
The announcement was made by Mir Velazco from the state of Puebla, and through a statement he explained that the proposal would be made in accordance with the law so that the popular consultation could be held in August 2024.
In an interview with Joaquín López-Doriga, Mier Velazco called on jurists and experts to hold a debate before the beginning of the legislative process in Congress to hold a referendum to ask the Mexican people whether the nation’s supreme Minister of the Court. (SCJN) should be elected by popular vote.
Since this generates a lot of debate and can be distorted, and opinions have been given without knowing the substance, we are invited to break parliamentary protocol (…) before signing the request, controversy in 33 percent, as established by law, invite everyone: teacher Diego Valdez, minister (in retirement, José Ramón) Cosio, all those who want to participate so that they can, from time to time, legally , constitutively, fully express the opinion that they have “external.
It would be prior consultation with them and then making the request and initiating the legislative process. First, have a broad democratic debate (…) let them join us, we are going to invite them,” he said.