Last updated on December 30, 2020
Cancun, Q.R. — The results of the two-day public consultation initiated by Andrés Manuel López Obrador for his top 10 priority projects showed overwhelming support for his Maya Train proposal for the state of Quintana Roo.
The team of the president-elect made the presentation of the results of the second citizen consultation. According to the results, 89.9 percent of the people voted yes for the Maya Train, while 6.6 percent voted no and 3.6 percent of the votes were nullified.
All the projects proposed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador including the Mayan Train, the Dos Bocas Refinery, scholarships, double pension for seniors and free Internet, were approved in the second citizen consultation.
The final results as reported by Andrés Manuel López Obrador were 89.9 percent approval for the Maya Train, 90.3 yes for improvements to the railroad of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and the refinery in Dos Bocas, Tabasco was voted 91.6 percent in favor of.
The reforestation of one million hectares with timber and fruit trees reached 94.7 percent of opinions in favor. Doubling the pension for older adults was 93.3 percent. The granting of scholarships and job training to 2.6 million young people had 91.1 percent of his support, while granting scholarships to students of public high schools was favored by 90.1 percent.
The guarantee of medical benefits to the population that does not have health care benefits was voted 95.1 percent in favor of, while free access to the Internet at a national level received 91.6 percent support.
The results of the public consultation were reported by Enrique Calderón Alzati, president of the Arturo Rosenblueth Foundation, who managed the voting tallies. The organization reported that 946,000 people took part in the national vote.
Jesus Ramírez Cuevas, general coordinator of Social Communication of the elected Government, said that the consultation had a good turn-out from citizens, reaffirming that the people want to be heard and be part of decisions for the country.