translated from Spanish: Monreal sees “difficult” that popular consultation reaches 40%

Mexico .- Morenist Senator Ricardo Monreal Avila said that “hardly” the popular consultation scheduled for August 1 will be able to gather 40 percent citizen participation, a percentage that is required for the exercise to be binding. On the first Sunday of August, the National Electoral Institute (INE) will install thousands of receiving tables to which Mexicans, with voter credentials, can go to vote for or against the fact that, through an investigation, past events derived from decisions of public servants of previous six-year terms are “clarified.” Through his official Twitter account, the also president of the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) shared an analysis published on his personal blog, in which he states that if 37.5 million citizens do not vote, this will have, mainly two reasons: on the one hand, the wear and tear to which the citizen consultation has been subjected; and on the other hand, the lack of interest on the part of the electoral body to promote it. Read more: False! Cabeza de Vaca denies having accused AMLO’s sons with the DEA for ties to organized crimeIn this vein, Monreal Avila accused that, in the week that the citizen participation exercise will be carried out, it seems that the INE, through its “positions,” demonstrates a lack of interest in fortifying “democratic participation.” However, despite the fact that the consultation was not made binding, the Zacatecan legislator stressed that, with it, “Mexico will take the initial step towards the consolidation of an authentic democracy,” emphasizing that, with this, citizens will become protagonists in public decisions and not only serve as mere spectators. He maintained that the challenges that have had to be overcome for the holding of the popular consultation have not been easy, since, first, the votes had to be gathered to reform the law and, later, determine that the INE could be in charge of the verification of 2% of the nominal list for citizen requests for civic exercise , as well as all the process that is needed for it to be carried out. Read more: After questioning the cover-up, Fernández Noroña tests positive for Covid-19Simismo, Ricardo Monreal said that, had it not been for those who opposed the popular consultation being held on June 6, that is, the same day of the elections, it would have reached the percentage it required, taking into account that in the elections the turnout was 52%. Finally, Monreal stressed that, in a country like the Mexican Republic, where impunity has prevailed for many years in the justice system, citizens are required to have a mechanism that specifies their demands.

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