Last updated on January 8, 2020
Mexico City, Mexico — A total of 10 priority programs under the upcoming government will be put to public consult over the next two days.
The projects, which will be headed by president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, will be put to consultation on November 24 and 25 in the country’s second public consult prior to his taking office. This consult will be a binary consultation with logistics very similar to the one made in October regarding the future of the Mexico International Airport (NAIM).
More than 1,100 voting booths will be placed in 538 municipalities around the country where citizens holding INE cards can participate. The Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation will be responsible for counting the votes.
The 10 projects up for endorsement or rejection in the consultation include the Maya Train, the development of Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the building of a refinery in Tabasco and the modernization of the country’s six refineries.
Other projects on the consult list include whether or not to plant one 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, offer pensions for one million people with disabilities, guarantee medical attention and medicines to people who do not have health services and provide free Internet coverage throughout the country.
In a statement, Lopez Obrador said that his government is about to begin the Fourth Transformation of public life of the country and to 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.