By Mayolo López. The approval of the electricity reform today in the Chamber of Deputies will represent a « black Tuesday » for Mexico, warned the coordinator of the PAN bench, Juan Carlos Romero Hicks.
« This will be a black Tuesday. (…) I hope they are prudent, in common sense. One of the worst decisions in recent years is going to be made. I hope they recognize the opposite. History will not absolve them: it will condemn them for this back to the Paleozoic, « he said.
In a press videoconference with Marko Cortés, the PAN national leader, and Senator Erandi Bermúdez, Romero Hicks insisted that, with the approval of the reform, electricity consumption rates will become more expensive, environmental pollution will be generated and there will be job loss and international and national litigation problems.
« Not a single comma was changed to the initiative because the man (López Obrador) sent instructions not to change it, » reproached the Guanajuato deputy.
Cortés announced that the PAN benches in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate will vote against the electricity reform promoted by the López Obrador government.
Marko Cortés, PAN national leader. Photo: Reformation.
The proposal put forward by AMLO passed the first filter with the opinion that gave it the go-ahead on Friday of last week. The approval document established that it was considered that the project is aimed at « rescuing and strengthening » the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), but it will not give it preferential treatment that harms private initiative.
« This legislative commission considers it convenient to approve the initiative under study, because the proposals that comprise it tend to rescue and strengthen the CFE, a productive company of the State that guarantees the supply of electricity for national security, guaranteeing reliability and security. of the national electricity system, as well as keeping rates low in accordance with the interests of the nation and for the benefit of end users, « the document cites.
However, specialists and different voices from the private sector warn that a monopoly could be generated if this project is approved, and they are concerned that it violates the agreements established in the trade agreement between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC).
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