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The strategy of the PRI (basically to finance the elections in the State of Mexico and, whatever it takes, to hold the most disputed Governor in the country)
THE ROUTE TO FINANCE THE BOUGHT OF THE ELECTION IN THE STATE OF MEXICO WITH FEDERAL FUNDS
By: Staff Redacción
In the strategy of the PRI (basically to finance the elections in the State of Mexico and, whatever it takes, to hold the most disputed Governor in the country) different levels of the government participated, starting with the official candidate himself: Alfredo del Mazo, when he was still a deputy, he diverted billions of pesos from the federal budget to his own campaign this year.
A cross of diverse documents and consulted experts draw the timeline and the political acts behind this monumental strategy to use the needs and poverty of the people in the upcoming elections.
The governor of the state, Eruviel Ávila, did his part by liberating the padlocks of access to the social programs to make them massive and coerce the voting of June 4th, while the Local Congress legalized the delivering of 67 programs during the campaigns.
In the framework directed to finance the PRI’s strategy, its own candidate took part by designing by himself the tax package for 2017 –between September and November 2016-, as federal deputy and president of the Commission for Budget and Public Account.
Everything happened through coordinated actions and from different fronts which involved secretaries of government (SHyCP- Secretary of Finance and Public Credit), state and federal officials (leaded by del Mazo) and the 59th Local Legislature.
Between February and June that year, the State of Mexico’s government “delayed” the delivery of supports related with the most of the social programs to then, launch their massive distribution in multitudinous events and the participation of federal officials.
The strategy repeated during the first three months of 2017 but the other way around, delivering in 90 days -in January, February and March- around the 80 and 90 percent of the supports from the current administration. The 20 regional cabinets joined to the action.
The reports of the use of the resources and the evolution of the social programs delivered by the Secretary of Social Development to the Local Legislature, prove those “maneuvers”. In this way the state’s government launched and flooded the whole population with supports taken from social programs for practically two years (2016-2017), since it previously opened the padlocks for registration.
The Observer presents the timeline with the most important moments that marked this monumental electoral strategy.
THE LAST MINUTE PROGRAMS AND THE PADLOCKS’ LIBERATION.
On November 6th and 30th of 2016, the Secretary of Social Development published the agreements that allow the registration to social programs.
On November 10th of 2016, the tax package arrived to the State of Mexico’s Local Congress, in which the social expense increased 12.4% and in the Law of Incomes, the federal funds increased 17.69%, insofar as the spending of the country barely grew 2 points.
By the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, several programs were created, some of them are:
“Estudiantes Mexiquenses de Educación Superior y Media Superior radicados en EU” (High School and university state students living in USA); and the program “Dreamer Mexiquense” (state dreamer); Estímulos Económicos para Hijas e Hijos de Madre o Tutora desaparecida, Víctima de Feminicidio u Homicidio Doloso (Economic motivation for daughters or sons of missing mothers or tutor, victim of feminicide or homicide).
On March 24th of 2017, the rules of operation of 6 new “social programs” are published, different to the ones mentioned above.
THE FINANCING FROM THE CENTER.
The tax package of the State of Mexico approved in last November shows a general increase of almost 13%, however it is in the Law of Incomes, based on federal incomes, where it can be clearly seen the injection of funds from the Federation to the entity in electoral year, warned Javier Salinas Narvaez, local deputy and PhD in Public Administration.
The federal incomes increased in 17.63% for this year with works that catch the expert’s attention, since in an extraordinary way, there was programmed an increase of 254% (about 2016) for personal incomes, which would set the State of Mexico as a world success in collection matter, besides an increase of 95% in matter of exploitation, this means 7,807 million more and 4,364 million, additional, respectively.