After two weeks of consultations to revoke the term of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, do you know how much it will cost?
The National Electoral Institute has less than half of what it has asked the House of Representatives to implement this citizen participation process; He requested 3 thousand 830 million 448 thousand pesos, but there are currently one thousand 692 million 500 thousand pesos to make the query.
According to the fourth report of the comprehensive plan and calendar for the process of canceling the mandate, the legislature handed over 1,275 million and 900 thousand pesos for this process, which will take place on Sunday, April 10. In view of this, the Electoral College made three adjustments to its expenditures for the acquisition of resources and was able to save 416 million and 600 thousand pesos for use in the consultation.
“By the agreement INE/CG103/2022, the General Council of the National Institute of Statistics approved measures of rationality and budgetary discipline in order to reach a total amount of 416.6 million pesos, in which the savings target was 227 million pesos and an addition of 64.5 million pesos, which was approved On it previously by the highest administrative body of the National Institute of Statistics, funds will be allocated to the organization to revoke the mandate,” as stated in the document, which means that the National Institute of Statistics has a total of 1,692,500,000 pesos.
Read: The National Institute of Statistics will install 57,500 funds to cancel the mandate
In addition, the National Statistics Institute also re-adjusted this process in which citizens will be consulted if they want President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to continue his mandate or not, as the cost was reduced by 524 million pesos, that is, it increased from 3 thousand 830 million pesos to 3 thousand 306 million, and to achieve this some products will not be purchased to exercise this citizen participation.
NSI consultants chose to eliminate some expenses such as purchasing cleaning supplies at the polling booths, not to hire staff to do quick counting and not to print ballot papers on security paper, but rather on traditional paper.
The purchase of sanitary supplies for voting booths was planned due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but due to insufficient budget, the procurement of disinfectant wipes, antibacterial spray and cleaning materials such as chlorine, detergent, buckets and mops has been phased out. This will save 59.2 million pesos.
Another modification was that instead of printing the ballot papers to cancel the authorization on a security sheet, it would be done on traditional paper, which, however, would have security measures to ensure that the authenticity of these documents could be identified. This will save 6 million pesos.
Given this budget cut, the National Institute of Education has on several occasions requested resources from the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP), but the agency has refused. This affected the installation of the boxes. Originally, 161,000 funds were planned, as required by law, but due to the reduction, only 57,500 funds will be placed.
income For consultation
- 1.275.9 million pesos delivered to the House of Representatives
- 227.2 million pesos first savings
- Saving 64.4 million pesos per second
- 125.1 million pesos third savings
Total = 1,692.5 million pesos
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