The General Council of the National Electoral Institute (INE) decided on Friday evening that it refuses to register the Association for Freedom and Democratic Responsibility of former President Felipe Calderón as a political party and to revive the Social Encounter Party with the support of the Encuentro Solidario group.
Both decisions were approved in a virtual college meeting after a long debate that highlighted the need to respect the principle of secularism in the state, reports La Jornada.
The INE is thus contradicting the Commission of Privileges and Political Parties with the support of seven councilors versus four. The main reason the registration application was denied was that 8.18 percent of the total monetary contributions received came from unidentified individuals.
Adviser Ciro Murayama has stressed that one should be sure about the origin of one hundred percent of the money and suggested adopting the criterion that registration will not be granted if 5 percent of unidentified resources are exceeded.