The Secretary of Organization of the State Steering Committee of the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico (PVEM), Honorato Rodríguez Murillo, pointed out that the party does not participate with Morena in the organization of the work of the popular consultation on the trial of former presidents of Mexico.
“We are not participating as a political party because obviously it is a consultation that comes from the federal Executive and that is aimed at citizens without political overtones, although it is given the Morena tinge by the figure of the President of the Republic,” he said.
However, he indicated that they have invited the members of the Green Party to participate in the consultation that will take place on August 1, “so that they participate in the consultation as a democratic citizen exercise.”
Through the Popular Consultation, the population will be asked whether or not they want the former presidents of the Republic Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León, Vicente Fox Quesada, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa and Enrique Peña Nieto to be put on trial.
For the consultation, the participation at the national level of 40 percent of the electoral roll is wanted, that is, 37 million votes, as established by the National Electoral Institute (INE), while in Hidalgo 900 thousand votes are needed.
According to Mariana Zapata Romero, member of the National Committee for the Popular Consultation # JudgmentSíImpunidadNo and responsible for the consultation in Querétaro, Michoacán and Hidalgo, the state has contemplated the installation of approximately 1,362 polling stations.
“It is a democratic exercise that is important for citizens to learn to do, in the end it is an issue in which we can freely express our opinion without the tinge or bias that one or the other may give it, but simply a question where the answer is yes. or not, ”added Rodríguez Murillo.
He considered that through this democratic exercise, aimed at citizens, it is important that people express their opinion freely whether or not they want the last five former presidents of the Republic to be brought to trial.
This is how it seeks to bring former President Ernesto Zedillo to trial for Fobaproa, former President Carlos Salinas for the electoral fraud of 1988, former President Enrique Peña Nieto for the disappearance of the 43 Ayotzinapa students, former President Felipe Calderón for the narco-government and the former President Vicente Fox for Atenco.
Honorato Rodríguez considered it important that the Popular Consultation be carried out and pointed out that this is something new in the country, “I think that it has been very clear to the people what the question of the consultation is, I think it is important to point out that we must participate ”.
Finally, he added that an exercise of this type is the way that democratic societies have to express their wishes, “in this case regarding the rulers regarding a specific issue, that is why the popular consultation is to put specific issues to the scrutiny of society, then it is important to participate, I think it is something that we must do and we must exercise that right that we have ”.