Xóchitl Gálvez announces that he will support López Obrador’s pension reform

Xóchitl Gálvez, presidential candidate of the Fuerza y ​​Corazón por México coalition, has announced her support for President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s initiative on pensions. The parliamentary fractions of the PAN, PRI and PRD have already advanced their vote in favor of this reform, and of any that benefits the workers, with the condition that it is presented in the terms that the Mexican president has proposed and it is clarified from where. the resources will come. “Of course we agree that Mexicans have a decent pension. I share it and we are going to support it,” she said during her third “truth conference” this week.

The parliamentary fractions of the three parties that promote Gálvez’s presidential aspiration, in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies, have agreed to close ranks and support the pension reform and the increase in the minimum wage always above inflation. The condition they have set is that the Government clearly explains the origin of the resources and that it does so in the terms that the president has advanced in recent weeks.

The content of the pension initiative is still uncertain; it will be next Monday when the president sends his package of initiatives to Congress and dispels all doubts. However, what López Obrador has proposed since his morning conference at the National Palace is that the Government assume a considerable part of the contributions to workers’ pensions, so that they can receive 100% of the income they receive at home. Laboral life. This reform, according to what the president said, does not imply changes in the Retirement Fund Administrators (Afores), but would increase the contribution made by the Government for this purpose.

The reforms that López Obrador plans to include in the legislative agenda are aimed at constitutional and legal modifications for the election of ministers of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation by popular vote; electoral reform; the total transfer of the National Guard to the Army; and the disappearance of autonomous bodies such as the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT), Transparency and Access to Information (INAI) and the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). Gálvez has stressed that none of these have a place for the opposition.

In her third “truth conference”—a communication exercise that she will replicate until the inter-campaign period concludes on February 29—the opposition candidate stressed that the president’s other initiatives must be analyzed but closed the door to a possible approval of those that violate the democratic order. “No reform that attacks democracy, against institutions, against the division of powers, of course, I advance that I will not agree with disappearing the INAI. It is the one that hurts the president the most because he does not want the contracts of Andy’s friends to be known. [Andrés Manuel López Beltrán]. There are reforms that we are not going to support in any way because they mean a democratic setback,” the presidential standard-bearer reiterated.

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