MEXICO CITY.- One week after the conclusion of the campaigns, one of the most violent in the history of the country, a fifth of the 27,648 contenders for a popularly elected position have failed to comply with the legal obligation to report their income and expenses in the Comprehensive Inspection System of the National Electoral Institute (INE).
This was reported by counselor Ciro Murayama Rendón, who added that one in five candidates has been disregarded in their obligation to render accounts.
“5,230 candidates, representing 19% of the total, have not registered a single movement”, accused.
For this reason, he made a respectful but firm call to national and local political parties, coalitions and independent candidates to correct this situation and join in transparency and accountability.
“Opacity is not part of democratic politics, opacity is contrary to political activity in the light of day, the resources that their candidates have must be shown to this authority, where they come from, in what amounts and how they are spending. If there are campaigns and there are, we see it every day, it is because there is money, but one out of every five male and female candidates is incurring a lack of accountability “Murayama said.