The National Electoral Institute (INE) and the Secretariat of Public Education (SEP) reached an agreement with the party leaders so that the official radio and television times that are required by law to political institutes will be used by the federal government in its new plan to disseminate educational content during the pandemic.
The proposal is endorsed by all matches and will be formalized at the inE General Council on Friday, according to the voter referee’s sources.
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The agreement implies that the INE will not rule in partisan propaganda media concerning the intermediate federal electoral process, which will begin on September 3.
As a result of the 2007 electoral reform, parties have the right to use a portion of official state times to ensure equitable access to the media for the dissemination of political messages.
Last Monday, the federal government entered into an agreement with the nation’s major public and private televisions for remote class transmission as long as the pandemic does not allow face-to-face return to elementary schools; public investment for this plan will be 450 million pesos.
The management of Morena, PAN and PRD were the first to express their agreement with the proposal to give up their time on radio and television.
Staff of the Executive General Meeting of the INE indicated that the PMI holder, Esteban Moctezuma, is in charge of negotiation with the parties, a version that was ratified by the Presidents of National Action and Morena.
The panlist leader, Marko Cortés, said that Moctezuma called him the weekend – before the official presentation of the emerging educational model – and raised the need for distance classes not to be interrupted by partisan guidelines; Cortés accepted the proposal, on the condition that government messages are not transmitted either.
«What he (Moctezuma) explained to me is that new digital channels are going to be created that will be exclusive to offer classes to children, and what he asked for is that in these new channels, they will be exclusive to teaching, because there are no party advertising; what I was asking is that there is no commercial advertising, no governmental, no ideology either,» Cortés said at a virtual press conference.
«That they be exclusive channels for education, and in these channels, which are new and exclusive, we would have, of National Action, any inconvenience in ceding the times to which we are entitled by law.»
For his part, the Morenista leader, Alfonso Ramírez Cuéllar, indicated that he continues to negotiate with the president of the INE, Lorenzo Córdova, and the SEP itself so that in the agreement it is established that these spaces will be used to disseminate strictly educational and non-commercial or political content.
«We are authorizing that the times brunette has can be used for the development of educational activities,» he said after a session of the National Executive Committee (CEN).
«We don’t have the final wording of the document yet, we’re looking at it directly with the INE and even with the PMI, to avoid commercial content, to avoid political propaganda, and to ensure that everything is pure activity and educational content.»
The morenolist detailed that the party will cede its right to official times on a monthly basis and until the length of the distance lesson plan.
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