Mexico City.- Senator Raul Paz Alonso and the senators geovanna banuelos Y Sasil de Leontraveled to Egypt with per diem paid with public money, not to work, since they were notified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) that they were not accredited to participate in COP27 from a month before the meeting began, from 6 to November 18th.

Even so, the legislators of PT Y PESand the legislator of Brunette, They processed a plane ticket and per diem for almost 160,000 pesos each, charged to the Senateto then not appear at the headquarters of the work of the summit in Egypt.

$!Geovanna Bañuelos, from the PT

Geovanna Bañuelos, from the PT

senators like john zepeda Y Emilio Alvarez Icaza They criticized their colleagues and demanded that they return the travel allowances, since they had not participated in the COP, and they called on the Internal Comptroller’s Office and the Superior Audit of the Federation, to review that the money and resources of the plane ticket be reinstated.

“I urge my fellow senators to give a convincing explanation and show that they met their objective and that public resources were well applied”raised Senator Juan Zepeda, from Citizen movement.

$!Sasil de León, from PES

Sasil de León, of the PES

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“For decency, they should return the per diem. All the senators who leave must, upon their return, present their activities report. It would be necessary to see that these logs or reports meet the planned objectives when it was proposed that they represent the Senate ”he added.

The coordinator of the plural groupEmilio Álvarez Icaza, condemned the practice of “legislative tourism” and urged his colleagues to return the per diem with which they traveled.

$!Raúl Paz Alonso, from Morena

Raúl Paz Alonso, from Morena

“These are one of the practices that outrage people, which are the type of practices that should be eliminated and are one of the things that offend, because, when you leave under the pretext of a summit and you don’t attend to the summit and don’t you visit the summit, actually it is one of these things that people call legislative tourism“, object.

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They blame the Board; SRE denies them

In a reply, Senators Bañuelos and De León, as well as Paz Alonso, blamed the Upper House Political Coordination Board for not accrediting them.

“It is important to clarify that we were never notified by the Political Coordination Board that we were not duly accredited for this event. If so, said governing body would not have authorized the corresponding procedures and resources for our participation in this international delegation.” they argued.

But, according to official Secretary of Foreign Relationsthe legislators were aware that they would not be able to count on the necessary accreditation to enter the summit.

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