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Quintana Roo Congress votes in favor of armed forces in public security tasks

Chetumal, Q.R. — Quintana Roo Congress has approved an amendment to the Federal Constitution that would see armed forces in public security tasks. During a session chaired by Deputy Mildred Ávila Vera, Quintana Roo Congress approved the draft of the amendment to the Federal Constitution regarding the National Guard, which extends the permanence of the armed forces in public security tasks until 2028.

A majority of the benches represented in the Legislative had already advanced their vote in favor of the federal initiative when the Secretary of the Interior, Adán Augusto López Hernández, visited Congress last week to request support.

“We do not shy away from supporting our armed forces,” the Secretary said at the time before the plenary session.

“It is evident that with this constitutional reform, the problem that arises in terms of public security is adequately addressed, taking into account in the same way the point of view of the federal entities in order to address it in an integral manner,” said Deputy Mildred Ávila.

Quintana Roo Congress voted 21 in favor of and two against the reform.

The result of the vote held in Quintana Roo will be sent to the Congress of the Union, since the constitutional amendment requires the support of the majority of the 32 state legislatures, for which Adán Augusto López Hernández has been holding forums in different parts of the country.