25 | JUN | 2019
The proposals of the third debate
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The proposals of the third debate

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We bring you a recount of the proposals each candidate mentioned during the final presidential debate

Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO)

  • Renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • End corruption, which stalls Mexico's economic growth.
  • Promote an austerity plan, cut privileges, and increase wages.
  • Create am MXN$ 8 billion fund with these measures to fund welfare programs.
  • Prevent an increase in gasoline prices for three years.
  • Do not increase taxes, debts, or gas prices.
  • Backtrack the education reform. Evaluate teachers without persecuting them but offering incentives, in accordance with the Teacher's unions (CNTE and SNTE).
  • Appoint the National Science Awards 2015 and 2018, Jorge Alcocer and María Elena Álvarez-Buylla, as head of the Ministry of Health and of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), respectively.
  • Build six refineries and promote wind and solar energy, in addition to revamping hydroelectric plants.


Ricardo Anaya Cortés
  • Build an autonomous prosecutor office to investigate current Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and José Antonio Meade and their involvement in the cases of Ayotzinapa, Odebrecht, the Estafa Maestra (the name of a journalistic investigation whin unveiled a scheme used by the federal government to embezzle funds through shell corporations), and the “white house” scandal (the reveal that Enrique Peña Nieto's white house – worth USD$ 7 million – was built by a construction company who won several awards for public works when Peña Nieto was the Governor of the State of Mexico).
  • No more tax increases as minimum wages will be doubled.
  • Eliminate the ISR (income tax) to people earning less than MXN$ 10,000 a month so they can earn MXN$ 10, 800.
  • Lower gas prices and reduce the amount of the Special Tax on Production and Services (IEPS) paid.
  • Spend more on teachers' training.
  • Give a tablet or a cellphone to all Mexican citizens, and ensure children learn English.
  • Free Wi-Fi at hospitals, schools, public offices, and public squares and gardens in Mexico.
  • Ensure an adequate supply of medicines, doctors, and nurses in all clinics in Mexico.


José Antonio Meade Kuribreña
  • Grant scholarships to women so they can conclude their middle-school and high school studies.
  • Increase four times the number of full-time schools to benefit women.
  • Extend social security to housewives, deductible to employers.
  • Modify education so Mexican youths are able to finish high school.
  • Give incentives to teachers so they can teach in low-income areas.
  • Build inclusive schools for people with disabilities.
  • Combine high school and technical education with the labor market.
  • Open up a dialogue with teachers but not those “who cause trouble.”
  • Increase wages of teachers.
  • Improve equipment of hospitals and have them work 24 hours.
  • Centralize health expenses to use them effectively.
  • Improve public transport services in 100 cities in the Mexican Republic.

Jaime Heliodoro Rodríguez Calderón (El Bronco)

  • Increase minimum daily wages to MXN$ 350.
  • Eliminate income tax (ISR) for those earning less than MXN$ 12,500 a month.
  • Remove “lazy” public officials and lower wages of bureaucrats.
  • Increase profit sharing percentages from 10% to 15%.
  • Reduce welfare programs and end "welfarism".
  • End poverty by making Mexican citizens work.
  • Reduce working hours of women and subsidy a portion of their wages.
  • Revert the education reform and the conditions of each state. Open up a dialogue opportunity with teachers' unions.
  • Promote distance education t reduce drop out rates.
  • Increase investments in sciences and technology researches.
  • Use of the “FBI” (Facebook Bronco Investigation) to fight corruption through social networks.


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