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The National Guard will monitor the 2024 elections (Secretary of the Interior)

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The federal government is preparing a deployment plan for the National Guard to ensure an orderly and peaceful electoral process in 2024 and guarantee the security of candidates.

This was announced by the Secretary of the Interior, Luisa María Alcalde, during her appearance in the Senate of the Republic, where she stated that there is coordination between different security agencies, national and state electoral institutes, prosecutors, and other agencies to ensure that the federal electoral process and the nine states with gubernatorial elections provide security for participants and voters while respecting the citizens’ decisions.

“We are working on implementing these coordination committees with the state governments, the National Electoral Institute, general and state prosecutors, and the possibility of exchanging information and the presence of the National Guard. We are already coordinating, and we believe these actions will help ensure a peaceful process,” she stated.

During her nearly five-hour appearance as part of the Review of the Fifth Government Report, she emphasized that there will be peace in the 2024 electoral process, asserting that the fourth transformation will demonstrate that “we have forever banished authoritarianism, corruption, electoral fraud, and antidemocratic practices of the past.”

During the hearing, opposition senators criticized the federal government’s security strategy and called for an end to the militarization of security in the country.

However, Alcalde Luján questioned how the strategy can be changed when, after five years of government, it is yielding results.

She enumerated that in five years, the crime rate has decreased by 24 percent, kidnappings have dropped by 80 percent in the country, and according to INEGI data, homicides have decreased by 9.7 percent.

“How can we change the security strategy when we are achieving these results today?” she said.

Even at that moment, Senator of the National Action Party, Lilly Téllez, questioned those figures, but the Secretary of the Interior countered that she respects the opinion of the PAN member but does not share it, “and not only do I not share it, but neither do the majority of Mexicans, as these are indicators from surveys conducted in the territory without partisan bias.”

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