translated from Spanish: They back up constitutional controversy against the INE over wages

Mexico City.-With 323 votes in favour, 26 against and 83 abstentions, the Plenary of the Chamber of Deputies approved the draft demand for constitutional controversy, which corresponds to the Manual of Remuneration of the National Electoral Institute (INE) for the exercise 2020.La intention of the legislators is to prevent both the councillors and top officials of this autonomous body receive salaries that exceed what the President of Mexico earns.

According to the Chamber of Deputies, a lawsuit against the INE was voted to promote before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), on the ground that it affected its exclusive budget powers by modifying its salary and remuneration tabulators. The document will be addressed to the President of the High Court, Minister Arturo Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea, and initialled by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Laura Rojas Hernández.La Chamber of Deputies requests the SCJN, in the application, to invalidate the agreement of the Executive General Meeting of the INE concerning salaries and remuneration of its officials for the fiscal year 2020, which approved on 20 December 2019.In that agreement, the INE approved the remuneration manual for its public servers; authorization to publish the occupational structure, in the Official Journal of the Federation, and the updating of salary tabulators for the staff of the National Professional Electoral Service, for the staff of the administrative branch and the remuneration for the contracts under the permanent fee regime. The Chamber of Deputies notes, in the application, that the INE violated Articles 49, 74, 75, 126, 127 and 133 of the Political Constitution.Indicates that the transgression results in the invasion of the powers of the Chamber of Deputies to approve the Budget of Egress of the Federation 2020 and to establish the remuneration of public servants. It notes that «payments, insurance, gratuities, stimulus, compensation bonuses and expenditures were imposed by the public servants of the INE above the salary of the President of the Republic, which was used as a parameter to set the ceiling for the remuneration they may receive in relation to other public servants».

With 323 votes in favour, 26 against and 83 abstentions approve the draft demand for constitutional dispute, relating to the manual of remuneration of the @INEMexico for the financial year 2020. — Chamber of Deputies (@Mx_Diputados)
February 13, 2020

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