The 10 governors who comprise the Federalist Alliance spoke out against next year’s federal budget for the states. On Oct. 26 each state broadcasted a synchronized proclamation in opposition by governors, citizens and government officials.
Coahuila, Tamaulipas, Nuevo León, Durango, Michoacán, Colima, Jalisco, Aguascalientes, Chihuahua and Guanajuato are the 10 states that make up the Federalist Alliance. They seek to call attention to the insufficiency of resources, the reduction of 109 government funds, and the lack of support to states during the pandemic.
The state of Guanajuato stated its position regarding proposed federal budget cuts for 2021. Governor Diego Sinhue was present at the event and in his speech described the federal government as “centralist.”
Additionally, Governor Sinhue mentioned that “this type of decision puts democracy at risk,” and compared the federal resource destined for Guanajuato in the first two years of the previous administration: 43 billion 152 million pesos, to the amount received in the current one: 19 billion 311 million pesos.
President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has not made any statements about the current Federalist Alliance’s stance, however, on Oct. 14, President Obrador pointed out that “they are [so focused] on their ambition for money, arrogance and bad habits, that they demonstrate [how low they can go] by defending the indefensible. Those who are defending the government funds are defending corruption, plain and simple. Even the Superior Audit of the Federation has expressed it: there was no transparency.”
Sources: Government of the state of Guanajuato, Proceso.com.