Mexico President Announces Intentions for Constitutional Reform

AMLO to present new constitutional reform after SCJN rules transfer of National Guard unconstitutional

A Mexico City court has ruled the transfer of National Guard to the the Secretary of National Defense as unconstitutional. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) resolved that transferring operational and administrative control of the National Guard (GN) to the Secretary of National Defense (Sedena) is unconstitutional. The ruling was made in a vote of eight against and three in favor of.

AMLO announced that, with the aim of maintaining the proper functioning and consolidation of the National Guard, the Secretary of Security and Citizen Protection, Rosa Icela Rodríguez Velázquez, will tour all the facilities and National Guard barracks to inform the 130,000 members that they will maintain their salaries, benefits and promotions under the same conditions as members of the Armed Forces.

He reported that on September 1, 2024, before the end of his term and when the new legislature is already in office, he will present a new constitutional reform initiative to insist that the National Guard depend on Sedena.

He hopes, he said, that they approve it before the last day of his term as President of Mexico.