The mayor of Mexicali, Gustavo Sánchez, today presented at the headquarters of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) a constitutional controversy that seeks to reverse the extension of mandate approved in the state of Baja California.
Upon leaving the Court, Sanchez called the reform made to the state’s constitution «aberrant» to increase Jaime Bonilla’s period of rule from two to five years.
«We came as a municipal government because I have legal action. When constitutional reforms are made, due process indicates that town halls should be cited and listened to prior to any vote that is made in Congress,» the mayor said.
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However, he explained, this did not happen as they were never summoned before the Legislature in order to be able to set out their reasons against the resolution voted on.
He asserted that the reform therefore lacks legal meaning and goes to the Court to «contravene that circumstance and to restore the rule of law in Baja California.»
With moreover’s backing and a panist majority, the Congress of Baja California approved the constitutional amendment to extend Jaime Bonilla’s period of government for 2 to 5 years.
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With the approval of this reform, the governor-elect, Jaime Bonilla, will begin his discharge on November 1 of this year and end on October 31, 2024.
Sanchez is not the only unhappy with the reform. The edil of Tijuana, Juan Manuel Gastélum, filed an appeal to reverse what was approved by the congress last Friday.
The secretary of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero, pointed out that as former minister of the SCJN seems to him an unconstitutional reform. While the PRI also analyzed bringing an action of unconstitutionality.
Meanwhile, the National Action Party (PAN) reported that its Committee on Intra-Party Order and Discipline of the National Council is working on the process of expelling local deputies who voted to pass the constitutional reform.
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