Vote for Pemex / U.S.-Mexico RelationsBy Sofía Hanna | Fri, 11/05/2021 - 10:01
Pemex elections. The Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Luisa María Alcalde, announced that more than 89 thousand employees are expected to participate in the vote for the election of the general secretary of the Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) union that will be held on January 31st, 2022. This is the first time that the union will elect the general secretary under the new legislation. The way in which the elections will work is that all the votes will be cast, the workers must access the system to be able to cast their vote peacefully and freely, and the count will begin once the system closes. That same day the results will be issued.
Relationship with the U.S. Andrés Manuel López Obrador commented that today marks nine months in which the United States is the main commercial partner of Mexico and this should be celebrated because it shows that the country's economy is recovering. "We already see the results. Yesterday they released the data. Mexico continues to be the main commercial, economic partner of the United States. We are recovering. It gives confidence to the investor that there is no corruption, that there is an authentic rule of law," commented. Mexico remained the first trade partner of the United States, surpassing nations such as Canada and China, adding US$ 486 billion dollars of exchange, which represented 14.6 percent of the international trade of the United States.
Electronic reform. Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard denied that the concerns expressed by Ambassador Ken Salazar about the electricity reform represent the final position of the United States because the Joe Biden government does not know the initiative well. He clarified that new meetings would be held with Ambassador Salazar so that both he and the United States Government are clear about the details of the reform, while Mexico will listen to proposals from North American companies.
Revocation of mandate. AMLO affirmed that he could speak about the Revocation of the Mandate, as long as he did not call the citizens to vote for him. This comment was made after the Superior Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judicial Power (TEPJF) determined that President López Obrador cannot give an opinion or report on the request for revocation of the mandate. He commented that the norms that open the possibility for him to give an opinion or report "about the continuity of his position" are in violation of the Federal Law of Revocation of Mandate.
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