Published On: Thu, Sep 18th, 2014

Mexican Senators submit request to reduce the President’s salary 50%

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Senators propose referendum on the President’s salary.

The proposal was submitted by senators of the National Action Party and the Democratic Revolution Party. 

On behalf of 48 lawmakers of the National Action Party (PAN) and the Democratic Revolution Party (PRD), Senators Roberto Gil and Luis Sánchez submitted to the Senate a request to organize a referendum on the salaries and benefits paid to civil servants, and to reduce 50% the salary of President Enrique Peña Nieto and senior officials. 
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto gestures during the signing ceremony for a historic energy reform bill at the National Palace in Mexico City on Monday. (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto gestures during the signing ceremony for a historic energy reform bill at the National Palace in Mexico City on Monday. (Rebecca Blackwell / Associated Press)

 
The request, delivered on September 11, proposes the following question: “Do you agree with setting maximum limits on the salaries and allowances paid to civil servants and to cut by half the salary of the President of the Republic and senior officials?
 
The document is available on the Senate’s Parliamentary Gazette. President Peña Nieto earns 120,000 pesos a month (9,117 dollars).

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