The Superior Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary (TEPJF) ordered the National Electoral Institute (INE) to investigate the presumed pre-campaign and campaign acts carried out by Santiago Creel Miranda, President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Deputies.
Unanimously, the Chamber revoked the agreement of the INE’s Electoral Litigation Technical Unit, which dismissed the complaint filed by a citizen against the PAN legislator, for the alleged commission of anticipated pre-campaign and campaign acts, misuse of public resources and personalized promotion.
The foregoing, due to Creel’s participation in the event “Political situation of the country, with a view to 2024”, held at the Expo Guadalajara, in which, according to the complainant, the federal deputy was uncovered as a candidate for the 2024 presidential election and public resources were used.
During the act, the PAN politician allegedly said, among other phrases: “I have taken a step forward to seek the presidential candidacy for my party and then because of the Va por México alliance, I did not take this step without having the chips I have to be competitive inside and outside this process.”
According to the complainant, the participation was disseminated on the official social networks of the federal deputy and it was replicated in the media, based on interviews conducted with the legislator.
Additionally, the citizen He also denounced PAN senator Kenia López Rabadán for the publication of a column titled “Santiago Creel?”, in the newspaper The universal, in which he exalted the qualities of the federal deputy and resumed his participation in the conference held at the Expo Guadalajara.
At the time, the Technical Unit for Electoral Litigation of the INE dismissed the complaint, because it considered that the facts, in the terms that were narrated, do not constitute an electoral violation since the authenticity of the journalistic exercises involved has not been distorted. Dissatisfied with this decision, the complainant went before the Superior Chamber.
The plenary of the Superior Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal revoked this Tuesday, at the proposal of the magistrate Janine M. Otálora Malassis, the inadmissibility agreement of the INE, and the Technical Unit dismissed the complaint “for substantive considerations, omitting to consider that the conduct, in addition to the interviews and dissemination in the media, was also based on the participation of the deputy in the aforementioned event and that, Based on this fact, a strategy has presumably been designed to position itself in advance, which shows that there are sufficient elements to admit the complaint, which is necessary in order to decide whether the infraction was committed and, if so, the degree of responsibility and the applicable sanctions”.