Mexico City /
The president of the Political Coordination Board and leader of Morena in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal, confirmed that to date, consensus has not been reached on the reform to extend military participation in public security to 2028, despite “intense negotiations” with parliamentary coordinators and federal government officials.
More so, he said, parliamentary groups “are in a position that does not allow movement and we are trying to point out the need and the reality in which we find ourselves in the country”.
On the eve of the meeting convened by the commissions of Constitutional Points and Legislative Studies, Second to discuss and vote on the corresponding opinion tomorrow, Monreal shared a message on social networks to explain the status of negotiations in the Senate.
“The negotiation has been intense, I have met with coordinators of the parliamentary groups and with federal government officials. Until now, we have not achieved a consensus that allows us to advance any news, ”he detailed.
As he said, “we continue to work, we continue to talk, but on this occasion I must honestly say that the parliamentary groups are in a position that does not allow movement and we are trying to point out the need and the reality in which we find ourselves in the country”.
An intense legislative week begins, and dialogue is the best instrument to reach agreements. We will continue working for Mexico. pic.twitter.com/Mwks6uww0Z
– Ricardo Monreal A. (@RicardoMonrealA) September 18, 2022
He stressed that the process is carried out with all due respect and an absolute attitude of openness and flexibility.
“We are going to see what happens in the next few hours, but I am sure that we all want the country to have updated laws and reforms for the benefit of the population,” he said.
Monreal affirmed that the discussion of the opinion and its duration will be determined by the commissions and, where appropriate, the plenary will give first and second reading to the project, in accordance with internal regulations.
He insisted that the Senate will observe all internal legal provisions that legislators are obliged to abide by.