The Senate of the Republic stopped this Wednesday, September 21, the debate on the proposal to keep the Armed Forces in the streets until 2028, therefore, the opinion was returned to the commissions.
The senators from Morena and their allies they had to return the opinion, since the majority of the legislators made the decision to suspend the session after calculating that they would lose, by not reaching two thirds of the votes.
“It is authorized that the discussion of the opinion be suspended and it be returned to the commissions of constitutional points and second legislative studies for its elaboration,” explained the president of the Senate, Alejandro Armenta.
In this regard, the Senator Xochitl Gálvez He asked that a vote be taken to show that the necessary votes were not met: “The best thing is that today we vote now to reject the militarization of this country and all together build something different, but let’s finish the process that we started in the morning. I know that the votes are not enough for you, but learn to lose, ”he reverted.
The request to suspend the discussion came almost four hours after starting the debate on this initiative, which was raised by the PRI.
PAN and PRD warn break with PRI if reform passes in Senate
If the constitutional reform to expand the work of the Armed Forces in public security tasks until 2028 is approved in the Senate, the Va por México coalition would go from temporary suspension to definitive rupture.
This was warned by the leaders of the PAN, Marko Cortés, and from the PRD, Jesús Zambrano, in a joint statement, after lamenting that the national leader of the PRI, Alejandro Moreno, and his parliamentary group in the Chamber of Deputies, have ignored their calls to fulfill the commitments assumed in the coalition.
They also reproached that the PRI members have broken their word and the signed commitments, with which they “turned their backs on the citizens who voted for them in the 2021 elections, so that they would prevent the approval of anti-democratic reforms, which threaten freedoms and human rights”.