President Enrique Peña
Nieto led the 99th Ceremony of the Anniversary
of the Passage of the 1917 Mexican Political Constitution in the city of
"The Mexican Political Constitution is a
synthesis of our history and at the same time, the national project that has united
and identified us as Mexicans for nearly a century.”
During the event, tribute was
paid to the Constituents, who were able to build consensuses and create
agreements to establish this great Social
The 1916-1917 Constituent Congress and the men who laid the foundations for making
Mexico a country of laws and institutions and a nation of rights and freedoms were
solemnly and respectfully remembered.
The Constitution is the
legal platform to promote the economic, political, social and cultural
development of Mexico's future. It has been renovated, making it possible to
envisage a country that provides access to swift, effective and transparent
justice, which protects victims, inspires confidence and delivers results.
The reforms adopted in recent years are expanding the horizons of
development in the country while at the same time, guiding national efforts.
They express the will of a
society ready to advance the construction of a better country and, above all,
they reflect the collective commitment to transform Mexico.
Today, the Constitution
envisages a Mexico with greater empowerment of women and effective gender
equality in the country's political life. It imagines a nation where the state has fully recovered
the control of education to ensure its quality.
The Constitution guiding
Mexico’s destiny remains a valid, avant-garde Constitution.
In 2017 the Centenary of
the Passage of the 1917 Mexican Constitution will be commemorated; in this
context, a package of reform initiatives and public policies will be defined to
make Everyday Justice an effective right.
Major infrastructure works will be commissioned to
mark the event.