The United Commissions on Energy and Constitutional Points of the Chamber of Deputies generally endorsed the draft decree of the electrical reform promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
With 47 votes in favor and 37 against, the legislators generally approved the opinion that proposes modifications to articles 25, 27 and 28 of the Constitution regarding energy.
The legislators are still discussing the reservation proposals in the meeting that takes place in the San Lázaro session hall and is headed by the presidents of the Constitutional Points Commission, deputy Juan Ramiro Robledo Ruiz, and the Energy Commission , Deputy Manuel Rodríguez González, both Morenoites.
Last week the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) of the Lower House agreed to hold two face-to-face sessions of the Plenary next Tuesday, April 12, exclusively for the discussion of the constitutional reform in electrical matters, with which a marathon session is expected.
The opposition benches of the Chamber of Deputies have reiterated that they are against the electricity reform and even presented a counter-reform with 12 proposals that they asked to attend to and of which the Morena bench agreed to take into consideration only nine of these points.
For the approval of the electrical reform in the plenary session of the Chamber of Deputies, the endorsement of two thirds of the legislators is required, which would require a vote in favor of the opposition legislators.