The National Electoral Institute (INE), five years after being resized according to the current electoral legal framework, confirms its commitment and democratic vocation that has been strengthened through three decades of political and social struggles and consensus, said its president, Lorenzo Córdova Vianello.
When inaugurating the IX Forum of Latin American Democracy. Challenges of Politics and Democracy in the Digital Era highlighted that currently, the challenges are focused on solving structural problems such as combating poverty, corruption, and insecurity, among others. Before the Secretary of the Interior (Segob), Olga Sanchez Cordero added that the electoral rules are always perfectible, but three decades ago, the great problem faced by Mexico in its process of democratization was the electoral issue.
"Today, unfortunately, we are experiencing major structural problems of our time: poverty, inequality, corruption, impunity, insecurity, but these are issues that can not be resolved democratically if we do not generate synergies and coincidences in order to define public policies. that they will face them. "It is not a minor challenge that we face, as it is no small thing that we have advanced; today, democracy requires joint work in its defense that involves the solution of these major structural problems, but that is what calls us all together in this forum".
To achieve that goal, added the president of the INE, it is necessary to evaluate and value what has been built, with the defense of what has been done in the matter of democracy, to project a society, which in its wealth and plurality is willing to face the challenges that hurt her as well as democracy.
"The challenges that are common and I'm sure as happened the last 30 years, with the collective construction that involves plural coexistence in democracy, we will be able to face. "A democratic society not only nourishes itself but is enriched by its diversity and its pluralism. This implies the recognition and respect, and appreciation of the different points of view".
For the electoral official democracy starts from a premise beyond its diversity and the different approaches and perspectives of the different ideologies, programs, and political diagnoses, in addition to that there must be a consensus on the same rules of the game.
"That unanimous consensus is the only one that requires democracy, it is the consensus that expresses itself in the face of the challenge we face today in the world in the need to renew, not only our democratic vocation to arrive at democracy, but our democratic vocation to sustain and defend democracy itself against the current challenges."
In addition, she said that in the last four years, with the democratic advance in the country and the strengthening of the National Electoral System, it has had the greatest alternation in history and with this it is evident that in Mexico the free vote of citizens is the one that defines triumphs and defeats.
"What we have lived through three decades has been the product of a set of wills, the talent of many institutions, people, organizations. "It is a collective construction, it is not the work of a person or a political party, and we have to evaluate it, because democracy is always a collective work, in which majorities and minorities participate, always relative as a society advances in time."
Córdova Vianello reiterated that it is necessary to defend democracy against any regression, since it is "a collective work, where we are all called to address, understand, the challenges that technological progress, the evolution of society imposes on democracies, and to renew and reaffirm, from our different trenches, from the trenches that political pluralism supposes, the commitment of all in the democratic defense ".