The Office of the Attorney General of the Republic (FGR), through the Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes (FISEL)will deploy 489 public servants starting this Thursday to monitor the gubernatorial elections to be held in the State of Mexico and Coahuila this Sunday, June 4.
However, the Specialized Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes will deploy only 20 specialized agents in Coahuila and 32 in the State of Mexico, who will be supported by ordinary personnel from the FGR delegations in both states.
The FGR explained that the public servants of that institution will be concentrated in the headquarters and sub-headquarters starting Thursday and will be up to a week after election day next Sunday “to integrate complaints of possible crimes that could be registered.”
The agency stated that prior to the election day of this June 4 Training courses were held for command personnel, public ministries, ministerial officials, elements of the Federal Ministerial Police (PFM), and experts, both from FISEL and from the FGR delegations in Coahuila and the State of Mexico.
However, FISEl clarified that since these are local elections, its competence is limited to the possible commission of federal crimes how to collect or retain electoral credentials; alter the Federal Register of Voters or to proceed against federal public servants who coerce or threaten their subordinates to vote for any candidate.
The competence is also accredited when the delivery of a federal social program or public service is conditionedor, when the use of federal public resources for electoral purposes is presumed.
“Federal complaints will be integrated and investigated by the FISEL ministerial staff, while those that correspond to local electoral crimes will be channeled to the authorities of Coahuila and the State of Mexico,” the agency explained.
Lastly, FISEL reported that it has the following channels to serve people who seek to file complaints:
1.- FEDETEL, dialing the free number 800 833-7233
2.- FEDENET, to send complaints through the platform www.fedenet.org.mx, which is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.