The Business Coordinating Council (CCE), the top body of the private sector in Mexico, criticized this Sunday the package of initiatives that were approved these days in Congress, considering that the legislative process was not respected and that the reforms will have a social impact and important economic in the country.
“Although in many cases there has been a spirit of cooperation and coordination on the part of legislators from all parties, in recent days the legislative process has not been respected, since dialogue and the inclusion of all political forces to reach a consensus on issues of national importance,” the CCE said in a statement.
The agency thus referred to the package of reforms approved in recent days by the Mexican Congress, among which are those that give greater functions and power to the Armed Forces, the disappearance of the Institute of Health for Well-being (Insabi), among others.
The reforms to various laws became relevant, since, among others, it was approved that the Armed Forces have an airline, in addition to the indefinite control of the Mayan Train, one of the most emblematic works of the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in addition to giving them economic income from tourism, among other things.
These reforms were approved on Saturday by senators from the ruling National Regeneration Movement (Morena) party and its allies, and with the absence of the opposition block that stopped the last session of the ordinary period between jerks, outbursts, slaps and blows, due to the lack of agreements between the two.
This situation led the opposition senators to keep the rostrum occupied for more than 24 hours, which led the pro-government legislators to change their venue to continue with the session where they finally endorsed more than a dozen reforms in less than five hours. .
The opposition has accused Morena, López Obrador’s party, of promoting reforms at dawn and on “fast track”, a legislative process in which the majority speeds up voting without consensus with the other political forces.
Given this scenario, the CCE urged legislators to analyze “in a timely manner each and every one of the reform initiatives in an objective manner, and based on technical and legal analyses.”
This, he asserted, so as not to affect the development and competitiveness of the country, strengthen the rule of law, generate certainty and, mainly, “to avoid further impacts on small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).” EFE