President of Mexico introduces package of bills to amend the Federal Constitution

   May 2nd, 2024

On February 6, 2024, the Mexican President introduced to the House of Representatives a package of 20 bills to amend the Mexican Constitution in matters of recognition of indigenous peoples and communities, labor funds, youth, health, housing, animal protection, environment, salaries and labor welfare, railroad services, electoral system, judiciary, national guard, administrative restructuring, independent agencies, austerity, criminal law, tax, and strategic industries and electricity market.

 

Except for the bill in matters of administrative restructuring which is of a legal nature and requires a simple majority, to approve the bills, a favorable vote of at least two-thirds of the Mexican Congress’ members in attendance is required, i.e., of the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as approval of a simple majority of the State congresses.

The approval of these amendments has become one of the central topics of the campaigns for the Federal elections that will take place on June 2, 2024.  While Morena, the incumbent party, and its allies appeal to the electorate to grant them the qualified majority needed to approve these amendments, the opposition has expressed its support for some and its rejection of most of these bills.

Below, you will be able to download a document summarizing the key aspects of each initiative.

 

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