Commissions in the Senate endorse reform to extend the permanence of the Army in the streets

The joint commissions of Constitutional Points and of Second Legislative Studies endorsed the reform to the Fifth Transitory Article of the decree regarding the National Guard, to extend until 2028 the participation of the Armed Forces in tasks of public security.

The document, approved last week by the Chamber of Deputies, was endorsed by senators with 18 votes in favor, 10 against and one abstention, and was sent to the plenary session of the Upper House for analysis and discussion.

It is expected that the debate in the plenary of the Senate be held during the session on Wednesday, September 21, however, it is possible that legislators will give the document a first reading this Tuesday.

The initiative emanating from the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) proposes extending until 2028 the term for the President of the Republic to dispose of the Armed Forces in public security tasks, a measure that by then would add 10 years.

Likewise, it is proposed to create a bicameral commission, made up of deputies and senators, so that all political forces exchange opinions and suggestions to pacify the country.

This weekend, the president of the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) of the Chamber of Senators and coordinator of the parliamentary group of the National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party, Ricardo Monreal Avilareported that until Sunday there was no agreement between the senators for the approval of this constitutional reform.


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