Federal Referendum Act

Original Language Title: Ley Federal de Consulta Popular

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EXECUTIVE BRANCH

SECRETARY OF GOVERNMENT

DECREE issued by the Federal Law of Popular Consultation.

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Presidency of the Republic.

ENRIQUE PEÑA NIETO, President of the United Mexican States, to its inhabitants known:

That the Honorable Congress of the Union, has served to address the following

DECREE

" THE GENERAL CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES, D E C R E T A:

FEDERAL POPULAR QUERY LAW.

Single Article. The Federal Law of Popular Consultation is issued.

FEDERAL POPULAR QUERY LAW

CHAPTER I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. This Law is a regulation of Article 35 (VIII) of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, is of public order and social interest; and of observance in the federal order.

Article 2. This Law is intended to regulate the procedure for the convening, organization, development, computation and declaration of results of the popular consultation and to promote participation. citizen in popular queries.

Article 3. The application of the rules of this Law corresponds to the Congress of the Union, the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, the Federal Electoral Institute and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial of the Federation, in their respective fields of competence.

In the case of the Federal Electoral Institute, the organization and development of the popular consultation will be the responsibility of its executive directorates and technical units in the central area; Unconcentrated organs, local and district executive boards and boards shall be competent.

Article 4. The popular consultation is the mechanism of participation by which citizens exercise their right, through the vote cast by which they express their opinion on one or more issues. of national significance.

Citizens residing abroad will be able to exercise their right to vote in the popular consultation exclusively when the consultation coincides with the election of President of the United Mexican States, applying the provisions of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures.

Article 5. Topics of national importance will be the subject of popular consultation.

The national significance of the issues proposed for popular consultation will be qualified by the majority of the legislators present in each Chamber, with the exception of the consultation proposed by the citizens, in which case the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation will resolve it.

The result of this is binding on the federal executive and legislative powers as well as for the competent authorities, where the total participation corresponds to at least forty percent of the the citizens registered on the nominal list of voters.

Article 6. It is understood that there is national significance in the proposed topic for a popular query when it contains elements such as:

I.        That affect most of the national territory, and

II. That impact a significant portion of the population.

Article 7. Voting in popular consultations constitutes a right and an obligation for citizens to participate in decision-making on issues of national importance.

Article 8. The popular consultation or consultations that Congress will convene will be held on the same day as the federal election day.

Article 9. For the purposes of this Law:

I. Notice of Intent: Format by which citizens express their will to the House to submit a request for a popular consultation;

II.        Code: Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures;

III. Congress: General Congress of the United Mexican States;

IV.      Constitution: Political Constitution of the United Mexican States;

V. Call: Call for a People's Consultation issued by the Congress of the Union;

VI. Institute: Federal Electoral Institute;

VII. Supreme Court: Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation;

VIII. Electoral Tribunal: Electoral Tribunal of the Judiciary of the Federation.

Article 10. They are requirements for participating in the popular query:

I.        Being a Mexican citizen according to Article 34 of the Constitution;

II. Be enrolled in the Electoral Register;

III.      Have a credential to vote with current photography, and

IV. Not being suspended in your political rights.

Article 11. Cannot be a popular query object:

I.        The restriction of human rights recognized by the Constitution;

II.       The principles enshrined in Article 40 of the Constitution;

III. Electoral matter;

IV. State revenue and expenditure;

V. National security, and

VI.      The organization, operation and discipline of the Permanent Armed Forces.

CHAPTER II

FROM THE POPULAR QUERY REQUEST

FIRST SECTION

OF THE SUBJECTS

Article 12. You can request a popular query:

I. The President of the Republic;

II. The equivalent of thirty-three percent of members of either Congress House, or

III.       Citizens in an equivalent number, at least, to two percent of those enrolled in the nominal list of electors.

Citizens will be able to support more than one popular consultation, but will not proceed with the consultations that will be supported by the citizens themselves when they exceed twenty percent of the signatures of support. In this case only the first request will proceed.

The failure to comply with the prohibition referred to in the preceding paragraph shall be settled in accordance with the rules laid down in Article 34, section IV of this Law.

Article 13. The petition for popular consultation may be filed with the Chambers of Congress as appropriate, in terms of this Law, from one September of the second year of each year of each year. and until 15 September of the year before the federal election day is held.

SECTION SECOND

OF THE INTENT NOTICE

Article 14. Citizens who wish to present a request for a popular consultation for the next day of consultation should give notice of intention to the President of the Bureau of the A camera that corresponds through the format that the Chamber determines to the effect.

The President of the Board of Directors of the appropriate Chamber shall issue within a period not greater than ten working days, a record showing the presentation of the Notice of Intent, which shall be accompanied by the format for the acquisition of signatures and with this the start of the acts to obtain the signatures of support. The warning constances shall be published in the Parliamentary Gazette.

The lack of submission of the Intent Notice will cause the popular query request not to be processed.

Formats, Intent Warning, and expedited constances will only be valid for the popular query that is performed on the next immediate query day.

Article 15. The format for obtaining signatures will be determined by the Chambers of the Congress of the Union, after consulting the Institute, preserving that it complies with the requirements of this Law and that must contain at least:

I. The topic of national transcendence raised;

II.        The question proposal;

III.       The sheet number of each sheet;

IV. The name, signature, voter key, or identifier number on the back of the voter credential derived from the credential (OCR) character recognition of the credential to vote with photograph in effect, and

V.       The date of issue.

If the signatures will be presented in a different format than the Chambers, the Popular Consultation proposal will not be allowed to be processed.

The President of the Board of Directors of the appropriate House will account for the Notices of Intent that have not been formalized with the presentation of the request for popular consultation within the deadline established by article 13 of this Law or that have not been delivered in the corresponding format for obtaining signatures, which will be archived as total and definitively completed cases.

SECTION THIRD

OF THE LAYOUT

Article 16. The President of the Republic may only submit a petition for each popular consultation day.

passage of the requests for popular consultation made by the legislators who are members of the Chambers of Congress, will be the subject of the Convocation, which will be approved by the majority of each of the Chambers of Congress, without it being more than one.

In the case of citizens ' requests, the Convocation will be issued in respect of those who have gathered the citizen support in an equivalent number, at least two percent of those registered on the list According to the report issued by the Institute and after a declaration of constitutionality and qualification of the national transcendence in charge of the Supreme Court.

Article 17. The request for a request for popular consultation by the President of the Republic, may be filed in any of the Chambers of Congress.

Article 18. Dealing with requests made by federal legislators, they will be presented in the Chamber of Congress to which they belong.

Article 19. The President of the Republic and federal legislators will be able to withdraw their request for popular consultation before the Convocation is published in the Official Journal of the Federation. Withdrawal of the request, may submit a new request for consultation, provided that it is carried out within the time limit set in Article 13 of this Law.

Article 20. The application coming from the citizens shall be filed with the President of the Board of Directors of any of the Chambers, in accordance with Section II of this Chapter.

SECTION FOURTH

OF THE REQUIREMENTS

Article 21. Every popular query request must be contained in a document that will comply, at least, with the following items:

I. Full name and signature of the requester or applicants;

II.        The purpose of the query and the arguments by which the topic is considered national transcendence, and

III.       The question that is proposed for the consultation must be prepared without tendentious content or value judgments and formulated in such a way that it produces a categorical response in a positive or negative sense; and it must be related to the query topic.

Only one question can be asked in the popular query request.

Article 22. In case the request comes from federal legislators, in addition to the provisions of the previous article, it must be accompanied by the annex containing full names and signatures of at least thirty-three percent of the members of any of the Chambers of Congress, with no requests to be submitted by legislators from both chambers.

You must also designate one of the leading legislators to receive notifications.

Article 23. The application coming from the public, in addition to the requirements laid down in Article 21 of this Law, must be supplemented by:

I. Full name and address of the representative to receive notifications, and

II. Attachment containing the full names of the citizens and their signature, in addition to the voter key and the identifier number to the reverse of the voter credential derived from the recognition Character Optical (OCR) of the credential to vote with current photography.

Article 24. All the documentation, as well as the annexes, must be fully identified, pointing out at the top of each sheet the reference to the topic of national transcendence that is proposed to subject to popular consultation.

Article 25. When the application for the popular query does not indicate the name of the representative, is unreadable or does not accompany any supporting signatures, the corresponding Chamber will prevent the petitioners to remedy the errors or omissions mentioned above within a period of three calendar days, counted from the notification.

In case of not being remedied within the set deadline, it will be unfiled.

QUINTA SECTION

OF THE PROCEDURE FOR THE CALL

Article 26. When the request for popular consultation comes from the President of the Republic, the following procedure will be followed:

I. The President of the Board of Directors of the House of Origin will account for it and will send it directly to the Supreme Court along with the proposed question to resolve and notify you of its constitutionality within a period of 20 calendar days;

II. The request of Congress to verify the constitutionality of the petition for popular consultation is received, the Supreme Court must:

a) Resolve on the constitutionality of the matter of the popular consultation and review that the question derives directly from the subject of the consultation; is not biased or contains value judgments; use neutral, simple and understandable language, and produce a categorical response in a positive or negative sense.

b) Make the modifications that are conducive to the question, in order to ensure that the question is consistent with the subject of the query and meets the criteria set forth in the previous paragraph.

c) Notify the House of origin of its resolution within twenty-four hours of issuing it;

III. In the event that the Supreme Court declares the unconstitutionality of the matter of the consultation, the President of the Board of Directors of the House of Origin, will publish the resolution in the Parliamentary Gazette, will account and proceed to your file as a total and definitely concluded matter;

IV. If the resolution of the Supreme Court is in the sense of recognizing the constitutionality of the matter, the question contained in the resolution cannot be subject to subsequent modifications. for the Congress, the President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Origin, will publish the resolution in the Parliamentary Gazette and will take the petition to the Government Commission and, if necessary, to the commissions that correspond, according to the matter of the request, for analysis and opinion;

V.       The opinion of the petition must be approved by the majority of each House of Congress; otherwise, its file will proceed as a total and definitively concluded matter, and

VI.      Approved the request by the Congress, the Congress will issue the Call for the Popular Consultation by Decree, notify it to the Institute for the conductive effects and order its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Article 27. When the request for popular consultation comes from at least thirty-three percent of the members of any of the Chambers of Congress, the following procedure will be followed:

I.         The President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Origin shall give an account of the same and take it back to the Government Committee and, where appropriate, to the corresponding committees, in accordance with the subject matter of the request, for analysis and opinion.

II. The opinion of the petition must be approved by the majority of each House of Congress; otherwise, its file will proceed as a total and definitively concluded matter;

III. Approved the petition by Congress, the House will review it to the Supreme Court along with the proposed question to resolve and notify you of its constitutionality within the a period of 20 calendar days;

IV. The request of the Congress to verify the constitutionality of the petition for popular consultation, the Supreme Court will be in the provisions of section II of article 26 of this Law;

V. In the assumption that the Supreme Court declares the unconstitutionality of the matter of the consultation, the President of the Board of Directors of the House will review, publish the resolution in the Gazette Parliamentary, will account and proceed to your file as a total and definitely concluded matter;

VI. If the Supreme Court resolution is in the sense of recognizing the constitutionality of the matter, the Congress will issue the Convocation of the Popular Consultation by Decree, the the Institute for the purposes of conduct and shall order its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Article 28. When the request comes from citizens, the following procedure will follow:

I. Received the request by the President of the Board of Directors of the appropriate Chamber, will publish it in the Parliamentary Gazette, will give an account of it and will ask the Institute to Thirty calendar days, verify that it has been subscribed, in an equivalent number, to at least two percent of the registered voters on the nominal list of voters;

II.        In the event that the Institute determines that it does not meet the requirement laid down in Article 35, fraction VIII, number 1o, point (c) of the Constitution, the President of the Board of Directors of the appropriate Chamber shall publish the report in the Parliamentary Gazette, will account and proceed to your file as a total and definitely concluded matter;

III.       In the event that the Institute determines that the requirement set out in the fraction I, the President of the Board of Directors of the appropriate House, will be published, it will publish the report in the Parliamentary Gazette and send the petition to the Supreme Court. Court, along with the petitioners ' question proposal to settle on its constitutionality within twenty calendar days;

IV. Received the request of the President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber that corresponds to verify the constitutionality of the petition for popular consultation, the Supreme Court must:

a) Resolve on the constitutionality of the matter of the popular consultation and review that the question derives directly from the subject of the consultation; is not biased or contains value judgments; use neutral, simple and understandable language; and produce a categorical response in a positive or negative sense.

b) Make, where appropriate, the modifications that are conducive to the question, in order to ensure that the question is consistent with the subject of the consultation and meets the criteria set out in the previous.

c) Notify the Chamber that corresponds to its resolution within twenty-four hours of the time the issue is issued;

V. If the Supreme Court's resolution is in the sense of recognizing the constitutionality of the matter, the question contained in the resolution cannot be the subject of subsequent modifications. for the Congress;

VI. In the case that the Supreme Court declares the unconstitutionality of the matter of the popular consultation, the President of the Board of Directors of the appropriate Chamber, will publish the resolution in the Parliamentary Gazette, will account and proceed to your file as a total and definitely concluded matter, and

VII.     Declared the constitutionality by the Supreme Court, the Congress through its Mesas Directives, will issue the Convocation, will notify the Institute for the conductive effects and will order its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Article 29. Supreme Court resolutions will be final and unassailable.

Article 30. Popular Query Convocation must contain:

I.        Applicable legal bases;

II. Date of the federal election day in which the popular consultation will take place;

III. Brief description of the subject matter of national transcendence that is submitted for consultation;

IV.      The question to query, and

V.       Place and date of the issuance of the Convocation.

Article 31. The Call to be issued by the Congress shall be published in the Official Journal of the Federation.

CHAPTER III

OF THE POWERS OF THE FEDERAL ELECTORAL INSTITUTE IN THE FIELD OF POPULAR CONSULTATION

FIRST SECTION

CITIZEN SUPPORT VERIFICATION

Article 32. The Institute is responsible for verifying the percentage set out in Article 35, fraction VIII, number 1o, paragraph (c) of the Constitution.

For this purpose, the Institute shall have a period of not more than 30 calendar days, counted from the receipt of the file referred to it by the President of the Board of Directors of the appropriate Chamber, to verify that the citizens appear on the list of voters.

Article 33. The Institute, through the Executive Directorate of the Federal Register of Electors within the period referred to in the preceding article, shall verify that the names of those who have subscribed the popular consultation appears on the nominal lists of voters and that the sum corresponds to at least two percent of the nominal list of voters.

Once the percentage requirement referred to in the preceding paragraph has been reached, the Executive Directorate of the Federal Register of Electors shall carry out a sampling exercise to corroborate the authenticity of the of the signatures according to the criteria defined in this respect by the Executive Directorate itself.

Signatures will not be computed for the effects of the percentage required when:

I. Names with incomplete, false, or erroneous data are presented;

II. The voter key and the identifier number are not accompanied to the reverse of the voter credential derived from the character optical recognition (OCR) of the credential to vote with photograph in force;

III. A citizen has subscribed two or more times the same popular query; in this case, only one of the signatures will be counted;

IV. The signatures that correspond to citizens who have already supported another popular consultation in the same process exceed twenty percent of the total signatures required by virtue of the Article 12 of this Law.   In this case, only the first signature that has been received at the Institute shall be counted, and

V. Citizens have been discharged from the nominal list by any of the assumptions provided in the Code.

Article 34. Complete the corresponding verification, the Executive Secretary of the Institute will present a detailed and disaggregated report to the House requesting the Congress within the deadline specified in article 33 of this Law, the result of the review that citizens appear on the Institute's nominal list of voters, which must contain:

I. The total number of signatory citizens;

II. The number of signatory citizens who are on the nominal list of voters and their percentage;

III. The number of signatory citizens who are not on the nominal list of voters and their percentage;

IV. The number of citizens who have not been accounted for by virtue of having already signed a previous popular query;

V.       The results of the sample exercise, and

VI. Citizens who have been discharged from the nominal list by any of the assumptions provided in the Code.

SECTION SECOND

OF THE POPULAR QUERY ORGANIZATION

Article 35. The Institute is responsible for the exercise of the state function of the organization and development of popular consultations and for the promotion of voting, in terms of this Law and the Code.

Article 36. Once the Congress notifies the Institute, the Executive Secretary will make it known to the General Council at the next session.

Article 37. The General Council of the Institute is responsible for:

I. Approve the popular query ballot model;

II. Approve the formats and other documentation required to perform the popular query, and

III. Approve the necessary guidelines or agreements to carry out the organization and development of popular queries.

Article 38. The Institute's Executive General Board corresponds to:

I. Monitor compliance with popular query training programs, and

II. The others that entrusts you with applicable normativity, or instruct you to the General Council or its President.

Article 39. The Institute, through the Executive Directorate of Electoral Training and Civic Education, will develop and propose training programs in the field of popular consultations.

SECTION THIRD

DISSEMINATION OF THE QUERY

Article 40. During the dissemination campaign, the Institute will promote the participation of citizens in the popular consultation through the radio and television times that correspond to the authority election.

The promotion should be impartial. In no way can it be directed to influence the preferences of the citizenry, for or against the popular consultation.

Article 41. The Institute will promote the informed dissemination and discussion of consultations that have been convened by the Congress of the Union through radio and television times. correspond to the Institute itself.

When in the Institute's judgment the total time on radio and television referred to in the previous paragraph is insufficient, it will determine how conducive to cover the missing time.

No other natural or moral person, whether in his or her own or on behalf of third parties, may contract propaganda on radio and television aimed at influencing the opinion of citizens on popular consultation.   The Institute will order the cancellation of any propaganda and initiate the appropriate sanction process.

Article 42. During the three calendar days prior to the day of consultation and until the official closure of the boxes located in the most Western time zones of the territory national, publication or dissemination of surveys, in whole or in part, which is intended to publicise the preferences of citizens or any other act of dissemination, is prohibited.

SECTION FOURTH

FROM PREVIOUS ACTS TO THE POPULAR QUERY DAY

Article 43. For the issue of voting in the popular consultation processes, the Institute will print the ballots according to the model and content approved by the General Council, and must contain the following data:

I. Brief description of the topic of national significance;

II. The question contained in the Convocation approved by Congress;

III. Tables for the "Scuados" and "NO", placed symmetrically and in appropriate size to facilitate their identification by the citizen at the time of casting their vote;

IV.      Entity, district, municipality or delegation, and

V.       The printed signatures of the President of the General Council and the Executive Secretary of the Institute.

There will be a single ballot, regardless of the number of calls that have been approved by Congress.

The ballots will be attached to a heel with a folio, whose number will be progressive, from which they will be detached. The information contained in this heel shall be that of the federative entity, constituency, municipality or delegation and the popular consultation.

Article 44. The ballots must be in the District Councils no later than fifteen days before the popular consultation day. The following measures shall be taken for control:

I. The Institute's authorized staff will deliver the pre-established ballots on the day, hour and place to the President of the District Council, who will be accompanied by the other members of the Board. Council itself;

II. The Secretary of the District Council will raise detailed minutes of the delivery and receipt of the ballots, settling in it the data relating to the number of ballots, the characteristics of the packaging containing them, and the names and charges of the officials present;

III. Next, the present members of the District Board will accompany the president to deposit the received documentation, at the place previously assigned within his/her premises, owing ensure their integrity by means of dishware sealed and signed by the concurrent. These details will be settled in the respective minutes, and

IV. The day after the ballot count is conducted, the President of the District Council, the secretary and the electoral advisors will proceed to count the ballots for specify the quantity received, by recording the number of the folios, by sealing them to the back and grouping them by reason of the number of electors corresponding to each of the boxes to be installed, including those of the special boxes according to the number agree on the General Council for them. The secretary shall record the data in this distribution.

Article 45. The presidents of the District Councils will deliver to each table president in the box, within five days prior to the previous day of the consultation day and against the receipt. corresponding detail:

I. The ballot papers of the popular consultation, equal to that of the voters who appear on the nominal list of voters with photography for each section of the section;

II. The urn to receive the popular query vote;

III.       Documentation, approved forms, desk tools, and other necessary items, with the exception of the nominal list of voters with photography, and

IV.      Where appropriate, the instructions indicating the privileges and responsibilities of the officials in the box.

The chairmen of the tables of the special boxes shall be given the documentation and materials referred to in the previous fractions, with the exception of the nominal list of voters with photographs, instead of which they will receive the necessary IT to verify that the voters who come to vote are registered on the nominal list of voters who corresponds to the registered office in their credential to vote. The number of ballots they receive will not exceed 1,500.

The delivery and receipt of the material referred to in the preceding paragraphs shall be made with the participation of the members of the District Boards who decide to attend.

Article 46. The Institute may additionally designate one or more citizens to be integrated into the box office tables, in order to serve as a check-in. popular.

QUINTA SECTION

OF THE POPULAR QUERY DAY

Article 47. The popular consultation day will be subject to the procedure laid down in Title III of the Fifth Code of the Code for the celebration of the election day, with the particularities that provides for this section.

Article 48. For all legal effects, the box tables will function as the popular query receiving tables.

Article 49. On the popular consultation day, citizens will go to the polling stations to express the sense of their willingness to speak for the "Scuadó" when they are in favor or "NO" when they are against.

Article 50. The ballot box shall consist of transparent, collapsible or armable material, which shall be carried on the outside and in a visible, printed or attached place, in the same colour as the corresponding ballot; naming "popular query".

Article 51. The canvassers of the polling stations will count the number of ballots cast in the ballot box, and the number of voters who voted according to the nominal list of voters, making sure that both figures are matched and, if not, they will indicate the fact. They will also count the number of votes cast in the popular consultation and settle it in the corresponding register.

Article 52. In the event of the absence of the designated scrutiniser for the scrutiny and computation of the popular consultation, the functions shall be performed by any of the present scrutinising officers designated for the federal election.

The lack of citizens designated as tellers by the Institute to carry out the counting and counting of the popular consultation in the polling station will not be the cause of the nullity of the vote of the elections the constitutional and the query.

Article 53. Once the counting and counting of the constitutional elections in the terms of the Third Title of the Fifth Code of the Code are completed, the counting and counting of the popular query in each box, according to the following rules:

I. The secretary of the box board will count the leftover ballots and will use them by means of two diagonal stripes with ink, keep them in a special envelope that will remain closed, noting on the outside of it the number of ballots that are contained in it;

II.        He or the tellers will count on two occasions the number of citizens who appear to have voted according to the nominal list of voters in the section, adding, if necessary, the number of voters who voted by resolution of the Court of Justice. Electoral without appearing on the nominal list;

III.       The chair of the board shall open the ballot box, draw out the ballot papers and show those present that the ballot box is empty;

IV.      He or the tellers will count the ballots taken from the ballot box;

V. He or the tellers, under the supervision of the president, will classify the ballots to determine the number of votes they have been:

a) Issued in favor of the " Scuer;

b) Issued in favor of "NO", and

c) Nula.

VI. The secretary shall record in sheets arranged for the effect the results of each of the operations identified in the preceding fractions, which, after being verified by the other members of the bureau, transcribed in the act of scrutiny and computation of the consultation.

Article 54. To determine the nullity or validity of the votes, the following rules will be observed:

I. A valid vote will be counted for the mark that the citizen makes in a single frame that clearly determines the meaning of the vote as "Slimo or" NO ", and

II. A null vote will be counted as the section of the ballot that the citizen marks differently than the previous fraction, or when the blank deposit or alter with legends the text of the ballot.

Article 55. The counting and counting of the query will be lifted the corresponding record, which must be signed by all the polling officers. The popular query file will be integrated with the following information:

I.         A copy of the minutes of the consultation day;

II.        A copy of the final count of counting and counting the query, and

III. Envelopes separately containing the leftover ballots, valid votes, and null votes in the query.

Article 56. At the end of the election day, the presidents of the polling stations will set the results of the query's computation in a visible place outside the box. popular.

The board of directors, under its responsibility, will make it within the electoral package of the elections, the file of the popular consultation to the relevant District Council.

Article 57. The Institute shall incorporate into the computer system to obtain preliminary results, those relating to the popular consultation in accordance with the provisions of Article 125, paragraph 1, (l) of the Code.

SECTION SIXTH

OF THE RESULTS

Article 58. The district councils will carry out the counting of the popular consultation on the second Wednesday following the election day, which will consist of the sum of the results recorded in the minutes of counting and counting the boxes installed.

Article 59. The district count records of the popular query will consist of:

I. The counting and counting minutes of the popular query;

II. Original District Computation Act;

III.       A certified copy of the circumstantial minutes of the query district computation session, and

IV. Report of the President of the District Council on the development of the popular consultation process.

Article 60. If at the end of the district computation it is established that the difference between the "Scent and" NO " is equal to or less than one percentage point, the District Council must carry out the counting of votes in the all boxes, at the request of the corresponding petitioner, in the following terms:

I. The President of the Republic, through the Legal Counsel of the Federal Executive;

II. Lawmakers, through the President of the Congress of the Union, and

III. Citizens, through the designated representative.

Article 61. Concluded the district computation, the results shall be forwarded to the Executive Secretary of the Institute, so that within the next forty-eight hours on the basis of the certified copies of the minutes of the district computation of the consultation (a) to inform the General Council in public session of the outcome of the summary of the results recorded in those minutes.

Article 62. To the General Council of the Institute it is up to you to perform the total computation and to make the declaration of results, based on the results recorded in the minutes of district computes, to know the corresponding results and inform the Supreme Court of the results of the popular consultation.

Article 63. Translate the deadlines for impeachment and, if applicable, having caused the decisions of the Electoral Tribunal to be enforceable, the General Council of the Institute shall make the declaration of validity of the popular consultation process, applying the provisions of the Third Title of the Fifth Code of the Code, raising the final results of the national computation, and shall forward it to the Supreme Court, in order to proceed according to the terms set out in this Act.

CHAPTER IV

OF BINDING AND TRACKING

Article 64. When the report of the Institute indicates that the total participation in the popular consultation corresponds to, at least forty percent of the citizens registered in the nominal list of voters, the result will be binding for the powers Federal Executive and Legislative, as well as for the competent authorities, and will do so with the knowledge of the Supreme Court, which will notify the relevant authorities so that within the ambit of its competence they conduct the conduct for their attention.

When the result of the query is binding it will have effects for the next three years, counted from the validity declaration.

CHAPTER V

OF IMPEACHMENT MEDIA

Article 65. The appeal of the appeal provided in the General Law of the Media System of Impeachment in the Field of Elections will be brought to contest the report of the Executive Secretary of the Institute on the outcome of the verification of the percentage referred to in Article 35, fraction VIII, number 1o, point (c) of the Constitution, as well as the report of the General Council regarding the outcome of the popular consultation.

Transient

First. This Decree shall enter into force on the day following its publication in the Official Journal of the Federation.

Second. The period of receipt of the popular consultation referred to in the Law, in Article 13, for the only time shall start from the day following the entry into force of this Decree.

Third. Each of the Chambers shall make the necessary adjustments to their respective regulations, resulting from this Decree no longer than 180 days from their entry into force.

Fourth. The Congress of the Union shall make adjustments to secondary legislation, resulting from this Decree no longer than 180 days from its entry into force.

Fifth. For the only time the requirements relating to the notice of intent and the format for obtaining signatures referred to in this Law shall not apply to requests for citizen consultations. which have been submitted to the Congress of the Union prior to the entry into force of this Law.

Sixth. The references that this Law makes to the Federal Electoral Institute will be understood to be made to the National Electoral Institute, once the latter is integrated.

Mexico, D. F., as of March 6, 2014.-Sen. Raul Cervantes Andrade, President.-Dip. José González Morfin, President.-Sen. Iris Vianey Mendoza Mendoza, Secretariat.-Dip. Angelina Carreno Mijares, Secretary.-Rubicas."

In compliance with the provisions of Article 89 (I) of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, and for its due publication and observance, I request this Decree in the Residence of the Federal Executive Branch, in Mexico City, Federal District, at 13 March of two thousand fourteen.- Enrique Peña Nieto.-Rubrias.-The Secretary of the Interior, Miguel Angel Osorio Chong.-Heading.