In general, the Science and Technology Act has been approved, and Conacyt has been abolished

plenary session of Parliament Agreed with the opinion issued by Common Law for the Humanities, Technologies and Innovation.

It passed with 257 votes in favor of Morena, PT and PVEM, with 208 votes against the PRI, PAN, PRD and MC seats, plus 2 abstentions from the MPs present from the various factions.

However, after voting in general, the plenary session continued its analysis in particular of the various reservations to the law that are currently being introduced, especially by the opposition, which are largely rejected by Al-Kamil. At the end of the reserved presentation, the opinion issued by the Common Law of Humanities, Technology and Innovation will be voted on again, for transmission to the Senate.

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During the plenary session, party deputy Juan Carlos Romero Hicks confirmed that this is “a record of a missed opportunity due to optimal perception and legislative dawn.” He emphasized that all conditions were prepared, but they were lost, and he said that the process was so bad that there was no discussion in the joint committees, and these contradictions, unfortunately, will cause problems in terms of illegality.

“A law that does not protect innovation, intellectual property and public centers cannot be the project we are waiting for,” Romero Hicks said, noting that the researchers and professors project was not implemented by the deputies.

We gave the tips, but we didn’t get them. A government that is afraid of intelligence is a sick government; A government that does not understand that it is on the right side of history cannot be assumed to be benign value judgment. “Today, what we need is an apology to Mexico and the academic community,” the deputy said, adding that “history will excuse us, that history will be on the side of people who want and think, and science must prevail.”

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For his part, Brazilian Deputy Public Investigator Acosta Peña, when defining the position of his party, said that the changes although the scientific community made many lofty remarks that were not included in the opinion; The changes made are mainly cosmetic. “We will promote unconstitutional actions because they seem to us to be a blanket and arbitrary law that does not take into account the position of the various scientific groups and society.”

Representative Acosta Peña called on the scientific community to stand up for science, “Let’s make the scientists from Mexico and the people a real model for the nation that we need in the next 50 years, where science plays a relevant role. Let’s do it, we are in a position to do it and that will allow us to stop the catastrophe.” spoken by Morena.

This came in response to the opposition’s accusations that the project did not go through due procedures, as seven open parliaments were agreed upon and only two were held.

“This law is anti-federal, it concentrates everything in the executive branch. The plan, the money, the whole thing, the 1% of GDP target in science, technology and innovation have been taken out of law,” denounced Orange MP Salomon Cchertorewski.

The presidential proposal states that there will be a new Scientific Council that will continue to be a decentralized body of the Mexican state, not sectoral, with legal personality and its own assets, and which will have technical and administrative autonomy under its own regulations. The said body will act as an advisory entity to the Federal Executive.

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In a long session, which began early this Wednesday, in which the positions were drawn up, and after the supporting positions, in the plenary session of the House of Representatives, a large number of reservations were received that will be shown after the vote in general and in particular was issued on Wednesday before nine o’clock A.M.

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Despite the fact that it was not registered on the agenda, Morena and its allies from PT and PVEM in the House of Representatives agreed to vote “immediately,” the opinion of the Common Law of the Humanities, Science, Technology, and Innovation, in Paso VII in which Morena and its allies endorsed the debate. Science and Technology Act “on the spot.”

During the session that began yesterday Tuesday and continued through Wednesday morning, the board made a public announcement of the initiative that was endorsed yesterday within the United Committees on Science, Technology, Innovation and Education by a vote of 15 to 1. No abstention shall be made.

The law states that scholarships will be given priority to scholars from public universities, which opponents saw as a discriminatory policy.

(With information from Antonio Lopez)

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