With three different election processes on the doorstep, the Secretariat of Security and Civil Protection has announced that it is already, as part of a protection strategy against organized crime, accompanying the National Guard for vulnerable candidates in the upcoming elections.
During the presentation of the protection and security strategy in Election context 2022, Rosa Icela Rodríguez, head of the SSPC acknowledged that this strategy responds to the campaign of fear that crime usually implements in various regions of the country, which seeks to decide the candidates of the communities.
As a result of the above, the federal official stressed that it seeks to prevent, punish and protect political violence candidates with the support of the National Guard and 24-hour monitoring for the most relevant cases.
Similarly, they will provide training on actions to follow for municipal, state and federal officials in the Peace Tables; provides safety guidance to people who prefer elected offices.
In addition to proposing a link between the authorities and the candidates who decide so, while those competing for a governorship and therefore requires, the National Guard will provide protection.
It was also explained that incidents that could affect democratic processes will be monitored and incidents will be channeled to state governments to provide protection to some local candidates and also for information from the National Electoral Institute and of those participating in the safety table. While the presence of the National Guard will also be for preventive and discouraging purposes.
“We will not allow them to fall prey to organized crime and white-collar crime. The crime party has for years tried to compete through fear campaigns to intimidate the political class and the people. These groups threaten, co-opt, enforce and finance. And among their strategies are kidnappings, deprivation, intimidation of families, extortion, “the federal official accepted.
The Peace tables will consist of the Ministry of Home Affairs and Security and Civil Protection, the National Electoral Institute, the National Intelligence Center, the National Guard, the Legal Department, the Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes, the Financial Intelligence Unit, among others, with the aim of detecting threats, risks and vulnerabilities to prevent, avoid and to punish criminal acts that “kill, blackmail, blackmail, co-opt or kidnap applicants,” Icela Rodríguez added.
Revocation of Mandate goes with all possible certainties: INE
The presidential adviser to the National Electoral Institute (INE), Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, claimed that the process of Revocation of mandate “It goes and goes with all possible certainties”, despite the refusal of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit to allocate more resources for its realization.
When he took part in the installation of the Segob – SSPC – INE – FEDE Inter-Institutional Security Table, the Presidential Counselor stressed that citizen participation in democratic processes will be intense in 2022, since the March-April by-elections. Puebla, Veracruz, Chiapas and Oaxaca, as well as the July 5 regular elections in Aguascalientes, Durango, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Tamaulipas and Quintana Roo, and the Revocation of Mandate process, scheduled for April 10.
As for the installation of more than 21,000 polling stations for these ordinary local elections, and which will require more than 147,000 citizens to integrate the polling stations and nearly five thousand election supervisors and trainers who will have to go through the ballot box one by one. parts of their those states.
“As I have said on other occasions, that the Revocation of mandate go back and forth with all the possible certainties for a participatory exercise as important as it is … according to the approved calendar and will adjust the dimensions of the exercise to the availability of the budget, taking into account the negative reaction we have today of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit, ”He emphasized.
Lorenzo Cordova He also stressed that “if we add the necessary fieldwork for the revocation of the mandate, we are talking about having an election mobilization unprecedented for the Mexican state for the first six months of this year,” he said.
Finally, the Presidential Counselor stated that democracy requires political and social role players who are willing to overcome the points of confluence over the legal differences, for which the INE is willing to work with different institutions.
“The INE is an autonomous constitutional body, we are jealous of our autonomy, we defend it permanently in each of our decisions … but autonomy does not mean outarchy, we are not an isolated entity, an island within the institutional framework of the Mexican state, we are an institution of the Mexican state, and as such we know how to work with other institutions of the same state and with all governments, regardless of their sign, political or ideological orientation, ”he said. defend.
In turn, the Secretary of the Interior, Adam Augusto Lopez Hernandez, pointed out that it is valid to have different views and differences of a democratic nature between institutions, however, respect must be put first.
The head of Home Affairs said this year would be historic as it is the first time in the country that a popular consultation for the revocation of a mandate is being arranged, “I’m sure it will be an example of participation, organization and joint work. “
He repeated OTHER, as well as to the citizens that the Government of Mexico will fulfill the obligation to assist in everything in the extraordinary processes, election of governorships and revocation of mandate.