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The Aftermath Of The Renovation In Mexico

Author:Ms Rosa E. Nuria Becerril
Profession:Becerril Coca & Becerril

On past December 1st, 2018, five months after the largest electoral process that has occurred in the history of Mexico, the inauguration of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador took place. This event concludes the large presidential transition period that began in July 2018. According with the Mexican National Democratic Planning System, after the President's investiture, the new presidential team counts with 120 days to make consultations with specialists in determined topics, sectors and regions in order to elaborate the National Development Program (NDP), which will contain a set of actions that derive from the Executive Power application of his attributions regarding regulation and promotion of economic, cultural, political, and social activities, protection of the environment, among other actions, with the purpose of transforming the reality of the country in concordance with our Constitution. The importance of the NDP resides in the dependent relationship that it will keep with the law initiatives, agreements and decrees that the Executive Power formulates, since at the same time the projects arising from the NDP and the sectorial, special and regional plans related with them will depend on the law initiatives that pass as laws.

The actions taken by the 4th transformation government (4T), as President AMLO denominates his presidential period, are leaving a singular scenario that is consequence of prioritizing the simplification and reduction of several areas of economy promotion and implementing an economy of austerity, the eradication of corruption and the establishment of new industrial policy axes: inclusion, diversification and innovation, aspects which are described in the Plan for a Nation for this presidential period. These actions include the substitution of specialized technical personnel from substantive operative positions who could have supported the new leadership in different government organizations. This has caused a major cut in employments in the different governmental sectors. Based on this austerity plan, and focused in a redirection of the resources in favor of the industrial policy axes from the context of the new 4T, the budget for research in science has been highly reduced from 24.764 billion dollars to 16.764 billion dollars, which represents less than 2% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). There is no budget left to maintain or to generate infrastructure for research. The resources will be redirected to...

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