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Upcoming government puts 10 priority programs to national vote

Mexico City, Mexico — A total of 10 priority programs for the upcoming government headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be put to public consultation.

At a second national citizen consultation organized by the transitional government on November 24 and 25, the people of Mexico will vote on key programs set out by the new government. The results will be binding for the new federal administration that starts functions on December 1.

It will be a binary consultation with logistics very similar to the one made between October 25 and 28 to determine the future of the New Mexico International Airport (NAIM).

More than 1,100 voting areas will be installed in 538 municipalities of the country where citizens will be able to participate by presenting their INE card. After, the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation will be responsible for counting the votes.

The 10 projects up for public consultation are the Maya Train, develop the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and wether or not to build a refinery in Tabasco and modernize the country’s six refineries.

Other projects include the planting (or not) of a million hectares with fruit and timber trees, double the pension for seniors, grant scholarships and job training to 2.6 million young people, scholarships to all students of public high schools, pension for one million people with disabilities, to guarantee medical attention and medicines to people who do not have health services and provide free Internet coverage throughout the country.

In a letter, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that his government is about to begin the Fourth Transformation of public life of the country, so expect a “major change” as there will be savings and support for the most needy.

“The Fourth Transformation will begin by cleaning the government of corruption and luxuries to have resources that meet the needs of people,” says López Obrador.