• “One of the goals of the SNA is to leave no scope for custom-made local legislation”,  he explained.
  • There can be no exceptions in the fight against corruption. That’s what Mexican society demands, he said.
  • It is up to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation to address this issue, he said.
  • He held a joint press conference with the Deputy Legal and International Affairs Attorney of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR).

To prevent the violation of the principles of the National Anticorruption System, on instructions from President Enrique Peña Nieto, “This morning, the Attorney General's Office (PGR) filed a petition for unconstitutionality with the Supreme Court of Justice against the congresses and Governors of Quintana Roo and Veracruz”, declared General Coordinator of Social Communication of the President’s Office and Government Spokesman Eduardo Sánchez Hernández.

 “This is because the state congresses of Quintana Roo and Veracruz recently approved reforms contravening the general guidelines of the National Anti-Corruption System (SNA)”,  he explained at a press conference in conjunction with Deputy Legal and International Affairs Attorney of the Attorney General’s Office Salvador Sandoval Silva.

He said: “No institution or public servant, regardless of the order of government to which it is attached, is above the law. This is what Mexican society demands. No more, no less”.

There can be no exceptions in the fight against corruption; this is what citizens demand and what Mexican state institutions are obliged to comply with and enforce”.

 “One of the goals of the National Anticorruption System is that there should be no scope for custom-built local legislation”, he said.

“It is up to the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation to address this issue”, he said.

Eduardo Sánchez said that this constitutional reform promoted by President Peña Nieto, and the laws created by the system, require coordination between federal and local authorities to prevent, detect and sanction irregularities.

The government spokesman stressed that, “Mexico requires a solid, reliable institutional framework to prevent and fight corruption. This is a national challenge that involves us all”.

He recalled that, “The Permanent Constituent, comprising Congress and the state congresses, approved a robust, innovative legal framework that reflects international best practices to prevent and fight corruption”.

He said that the president, “Will pass the decrees for the entry into force of the SNA. Meanwhile, the existing laws and administrative responsibility for the oversight of federal states remain in force”.