Upon registering as aspiring candidate of the MORENA party, López Obrador shared his ten pre-campaign proposals…
Upon registering as the aspiring candidate of the leftist National Regeneration Party (MORENA) for the Presidency of the Mexican Republic, veteran campaigner Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) announced his ten pre-campaign proposals, among which he reiterated that he will subject to consultation an amnesty to criminal offenders, El Universal reported.
The aspiring candidate received his social recognition from the National Electoral Commission of MORENA accompanied by his wife,
Beatríz Gutiérrez Müller, Elena Poniatowska, and his personal team.
The leader of the MORENA party stated that given the serious and extensive national problems Mexico is currently facing, the following
were his ten campaign promises:
1.- Starting December 1, 2018, there will be a democratic rule of law. Law will be enforced according to legislation and provisions and
nothing and no one would be above the Law. The Government will return to be a representative of the people. Human and constitutional
rights will be respected and there will be no more electoral frauds or vote buying, as a true, authentic democracy will be established.
Foreign policy will obey the right of nations to self-determination and the principle of non-intervention. While there will be cooperation with
the United States, racist attitudes or poor treatment of immigrants will not be tolerated.
2.- The people will be exhorted to make honesty a way of life and government. Corruption will be eradicated and privileges will be
removed. Wages for high-ranking officials, starting with the President, will be lowered while the earnings of lower classes will be increased.
3.- There will be development across the entire national territory and a solution will be found to the challenges Mexico City faces regarding
earthquake vulnerability and shortage of water supply. The Federal Government will be decentralized yet allowances will be given to federal
employees so they can relocate to another state. He proposes transferring Government Agencies and bodies as follows:
Ministry of Tourism in Chetumal, Quintana Roo
Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources in Mérida, Yucatán
State-owned oil company PEMEX in Carmen City, Campeche
Ministry of Energy in Villa Hermosa, Tabasco
Federal Electricity Commission in Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas
National Water Commission in Veracruz
Ministry of Social Development in Oaxaca
Ministry of Public Education in Puebla
Ministry of Culture in Tlaxcala
National Bank for Public Works and Services in Cuernavaca, Morelos
National Worker’s Housing Fund Institute (INFONAVIT) in Toluca, State of Mexico
Ministry of Health in Acapulco, Guerrero
Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) in Morelia, Michoacán
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Feeding in Guadalajara, Jalisco
Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers (ISSSTE) in Colima
National Council of Promotion of Education in Aguascalientes
Ministry of Public Administration in Querétaro
Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare in Guanajuato
Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development in Pachuca, Hidalgo
Social Welfare Program DICONSA in Zacatecas
Ministry of Communication and Transportation in San Luis Potosí
Ministry of Economy in Monterrey, Nuevo Léon
Banking Institution Nacional Financiera in Torreón, Coahuila
National Forestry, Agriculture and Cattle Research Institute in Durango
National Fund for Tourism Promotion in Bahía de Banderas, Nayarit
National Institute of Fisheries in Mazatlán, Sinaloa
National Immigration Insitute in Tijuana, Baja California
Presidency, Ministry of the Interior, Ministry of Finances, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ministry of Defense and the Navy will remain in
4.- Agriculture revitalization. Fixed produce prices for farmers and growing one million of fruit trees and timber-yielding trees. The aim is to make Mexico self-sufficient in corn, beans, sorghum, beef, chicken, eggs.
5.- Save the energy sector.
6.- State will promote economic development. Taxes and public debt will not be increased. With savings from the fight against corruption,
efforts and excessive expenditure production projects and job offers will be enhanced. Internet access will be available in all the national
territory, with free spots in some parts. For the earthquake victims, a housing and public services program will be launched.
7.- On his first day of government, AMLO promises young people will have a secure access to education and work. A monthly scholarship
will be granted and low-income university students will receive allowances of MXN$2,400 per month. He also proposed employment
through apprenticeships for 2 million, 300 thousand young people, with monthly wages of MXN$3,600.
8.- The pension of senior citizens and retirees will be doubled to MXN$2,600 per month.
9.- There will be access to free education at all levels. The current education reform will be rendered null and void.
10.- Regarding violence and insecurity, López Obrador promised order will be imposed to ensure the safety of all Mexican citizens, in addition to creating a Ministry of Public Security, a National Guard, and establishing a Single Police Command. The aspiring candidate
also proposed assuming the coordination of the public security cabinet as he once did when he was Mayor of Mexico City. Upon consultation with victims, amnesty will be granted to offenders who choose rehabilitation, “similarly to what happens in other times
and other countries.
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