• The meeting was held as part of the 26th anniversary of the publication of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures.
  • President Peña Nieto expressed his appreciation for the successful transition from the Federal Electoral Institute to the INE and the Institute’s skill, shown in the June 5 elections, in which 14 Mexican states held state elections.

President Enrique Peña Nieto met today with the advisors of the National Electoral Institute as part of the 26th anniversary of the publication of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures.

The meeting was attended by INE President Lorenzo Córdova Vianello; Executive Secretary of the National Electoral Institute Edmundo Jacobo Molina; and Comptroller General of the Institute, Gregorio Guerrero Pozas, as well as the Electoral Board Members: Enrique Andrade González, Marco Antonio Baños Martínez, Adriana M. Favela Herrera, Beatriz Eugenia Galindo Centeno, Ciro Murayama Rendón, Benito Nacif Hernández, José Roberto Ruiz Saldaña, Pamela San Martín Ríos y Valles, Arturo Sánchez Gutiérrez and Javier Santiago Castillo.

The president was accompanied by Interior Secretary Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong; Head of the President’s Office, Francisco Guzmán Ortiz; the President's Legal Counsel Humberto Castillejos Cervantes; and General Coordinator of Politics and Government of the President’s Office Andrés Massieu Fernández.

At the meeting, President Peña Nieto expressed his appreciation for the successful transition from the Federal Electoral Institute to the INE and the Institute’s skill, shown in the June 5 elections, in which 14 Mexican states held state elections. He also hailed the plurality of opinion of the INE General Council, as well as its commitment to democracy.

The president praised the good relations and institutional cooperation between the INE and the government.

He stressed his willingness and that of the government to be jointly responsible for the organization of free, orderly, peaceful and harmonious elections in the country.

The president also hailed the significant progress there has been in women’s political participation as a result of Political and Electoral Reform and stressed the importance of citizen participation.