Rules Of Procedure Of Committees Of The Council General Of The Instituto Federal Electoral

Original Language Title: Reglamento de Comisiones del Consejo General del Instituto Federal Electoral

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CG299/2008

Friday 18 July 2008 OFFICIAL JOURNAL (Third Section)

THIRD SECTION

FEDERAL ELECTORAL INSTITUTE

AGREEMENT of the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute, for which the Rules of Procedure of the Authority's own maximum authority are issued.

On the sidelines a seal with the National Shield, which reads: United Mexican States.-Federal Electoral Institute.-General Council.-CG299/2008.

General Council Agreement of the Federal Electoral Institute issuing the Rules of Procedure of the Authority's own Maximum Authority.

Background

1.       In an extraordinary session of the General Council, held on October 6, 2005, the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute was approved by the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute.

2.       In an extraordinary session of the General Council, held on 30 November 2005, by Agreement CG232/2005, the Rules of Procedure of the General Council were amended, in compliance with the judgment of the Court of Justice of the Court of Justice (SUP-RAP-63/2005) Electoral of the Judiciary of the Federation.

3.       On 13 November 2007, the Decree amending Articles 6o, 41, 85, 99, 108, 116 and 122, in the Official Journal of the Federation, was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Article 134 is added and Article 97 of the Political Constitution is repealed. United Mexican States.

4.       On January 14, 2008, the Decree for the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures was published in the Official Journal of the Federation.

5.       In an extraordinary session of the General Council, held on 18 January 2008, by agreement of the CG07/2008, the integration of the permanent commissions of the highest management body was determined, which was published in the Official Journal of the Federation on the 30th of the same month and year.

6.       The General Council by Agreement CG17/2008 issued in extraordinary session dated January 15, 2008, approved the modification of the integration of its standing committees.

7.       In an ordinary session on 29 February 2008, the General Council, by agreement of CGT34/2008, published in the Official Journal of the Federation on 25 March of the same year, approved the creation of the Commission of Regulations with a temporary.

8.       At the same session, the General Council approved the CG35/2008 Agreement, which issued the guidelines for organizing the reform or issuing of regulations and other normative instruments of the Institute derived from the reform. In terms of the Ninth Transitional article of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures, published in the Official Journal of the Federation on March 24 of the same year.

9.       On April 30, 2008, the Superior Court of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation issued the sentence identified with the file SUP-RAP-2/2008 and its accumulated SUP-RAP-3/2008.

10.     In an extraordinary session held on 25 June 2008, the Commission of Regulations approved the draft General Council Agreement which is issued by the Rules of Procedure of the Authority's own Maximum Authority.

Considering

I.         That Article 41, base V, first paragraph of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, states that the organization of the federal elections is a state function that is carried out through an autonomous public body. called the Federal Electoral Institute, with its own legal personality and its own patrimony, in whose integration the legislative branch of the Union, the national political parties and the citizens participate in the terms that the law mandates. In the exercise of this state function, the certainty, legality, independence, impartiality and objectivity will be guiding principles.

II.        That Article 106, numeral 1 of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures, establishes that the Federal Electoral Institute is an autonomous, permanent, independent public body in its decisions and operation, with legal personality and own assets.

III.       That in accordance with the provisions of Article 108 of the Federal Code, the central organs of the Federal Electoral Institute are the General Council, the Presidency of the General Council, the Executive General Board, the Secretariat Executive and the Unit for the Taxation of the Resources of Political Parties.

IV.      That article 109 of the same code states that the General Council is the top management body responsible for monitoring compliance with constitutional and legal provisions in the field of elections, as well as for ensuring that principles of certainty, legality, independence, impartiality and objectivity guide all the activities of the Institute.

V.       That Article 118, paragraph 1, point (a) of the standard by appointment, provides that the General Council has among its powers to approve and to issue the internal regulations necessary for the due exercise of the faculties of the Institute.

VI.      That according to the Ninth Transitional Article of the Decree on which the federal electoral code is issued, the General Council is empowered to make the necessary arrangements to make the provisions of that rule effective and shall (a) to issue any regulations resulting from it not later than 180 days from the date of its entry into force.

VII.     That the Second Transitional Article of the CG07/2008 Agreement establishes that as long as the Rules of Commissions of the General Council are reformed, the Presidents of the same will determine, according to the nature of the cases listed in the order of the day, if the session to which it is called has a public or private character; therefore for the public sessions will be called the members of the Commission as well as the rest of the Electoral Councilors, the Councilors of the Legislative Power and Representatives of the Political Parties. While for the sessions that the President of the Commission defines as private, only the Electoral Advisers will be convened.

VIII.    That in accordance with the first and second points of the Agreement referred to in antecedent 7, the Commission of Regulations is of a temporary nature and has as its functions, to present to the General Council the proposals for reform to various instruments In order to bring them into line with the new rules arising from the reform of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures, among which is the General Council's Rules of Procedure.

IX.      That according to the third paragraph of the C35/2008 Agreement, it is for the Commission of Regulations to present to the General Council, proposals for the issue or reform, as the case may be, of four normative instruments, between Those found in the Commission's Rules of Procedure for the Maximum Management Body.

X.       That the regulatory adjustments arising from the electoral reform should be issued within 180 days of the entry into force of the new comicual code, in view of which the draft reform of the aforementioned Regulation is presented, for their timely discussion, analysis and eventual approval.

XI.      That in accordance with the provisions of the SUP-RAP-005/2002 judgment, issued by the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation, the then-called Commission of Projects of Resolution or Devolution could be integrated only by Council of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Council of the European Union, the Council of the European Union, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. resolved in a final manner, by the General Council.

XII.     According to the SUP-RAP-2/2008 judgment and its cumulative SUP-RAP-3/2008, referred to in the preceding 9, the Superior Chamber considered that the participation of the representatives of the political parties and the members of the legislative branch In the Commissions of the General Council, it is a non-discretionary, regulated faculty, which corresponds to the electoral administrative authority.

XIII.    That the above only has the exception of the Commission of the Electoral Professional Service, which will be made up exclusively of Electoral Advisers, according to the provisions of Article 116, paragraph 4 of the Comician Code. federal.

XIV.   That according to the principle of normative unity and in order to provide integral coherence to the institutional system of decision-making, it is necessary to issue a new regulation of Commissions of the General Council, which is adapted to the structure and functioning of the Federal Electoral Institute.

XV.    That in the discussion of the amendment of the aforementioned Regulation, it was sought to accommodate the plurality of opinions, so it was considered at all times the contributions of the members of the Commission of Regulations, as well as of other instances of the Institute that proposed changes to the aforementioned order.

Based on the background and considerations expressed, and on the basis of Articles 41, base V, first paragraph of the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States; 106, numeral 1; 108, 109; 16, paragraph 4; 118, paragraph 1, (a), Ninth Transitional of the Decree for which the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures is issued, the General Council issues the present

Agreement

First.- The General Council Commissions Regulation is issued, the text of which is as follows:

Federal Electoral Institute General Council Commissions Rules.

First Title

General Provisions

Article 1.

Object.

1. This Regulation aims to establish the rules under which the organization and the functioning of the Commissions of the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute are regulated in the terms of the article. 116 of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures.

2. The Complaints and Complaints Commission shall be applicable to the rules laid down in this Regulation as long as they do not object to the applicable provisions and agreements.

3. This Regulation shall, as applicable, be in addition to the rules of operation of the Radio and Television Committee, as well as the Garante Authority of Transparency and Access to Information.

Article 2.

Interpretation criteria.

1. The interpretation of the provisions of this Regulation shall be subject to the principles laid down in paragraph 2 of Article 3 of the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures; the free expression and responsible participation of those involved in the meetings of the Commissions; in respect and prudence in the debates; in the wide collective deliberation; and, in the effectiveness of the procedures for generating the agreements, reports, opinions as well as the draft agreement and resolution of its competence.

2. The Commissions shall exercise the powers conferred upon them by the Code, the Rules of Procedure, this Regulation, the integration agreements thereof, the specific regulations and guidelines of their matter, as well as the agreements and resolutions of the Council itself.

Article 3.

Glossary.

1. For the purposes of this Regulation,

following definitions shall apply:

(a) Code: the Federal Code of Electoral Institutions and Procedures;

b) Commissions: the Commissions of the General Council;

c) Counsellor President: the President of the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute;

d) Counsellor: any of the General Council's Electoral Councilors;

e) Legislative Councillors: The Councilors of the Legislative Branch of the Union;

f) Council: the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute;

g) Institute: the Federal Electoral Institute;

(h) Authority: each of the management, executive, technical or supervisory bodies of the Federal Electoral Institute;

i) President: the Chief Electoral Officer of each General Council Commission;

j) Regulation: the General Council Commissions Regulation;

k) Rules of Procedure: The Rules of Procedure of the Federal Electoral Institute;

l) Representatives: Representatives of the National Political Parties to the General Council;

m) Secretary: the Executive Secretary;

n) Technical Secretary: the Technical Secretary of each General Council Commission, and

or) Units: The Institute's Technical Units.

Second Title

From the Organization of Commissions

Article 4.

Types of Commissions.

1. The Commissions will be of two types:

a) Permanent: those expressly stated in the Code, these being:

I. of Electoral Training and Civic Education;

II. Electoral Organization;

III. of Political Prerogatives and Parties;

IV. of the Professional Electoral Service;

V. of the Federal Register of Electors; and

VI. of Complaints and Complaints.

(b) Temporary: those created by the Council for a specific period and object, when they are necessary for the performance of their privileges, which shall be presided over by a Counselor.

2. The Council may conform to each exercise or electoral process, as the case may be, Temporary Commissions for the purpose of making the competent bodies opinion of the competent authorities in respect of the following projects, before the project is approved for submission to the Council itself:

a) Policies and Programs for each exercise;

b) Comprehensive Plan of the Federal Electoral Process; and

c) Each year's budget.

3. The Council will be able to form each year, for the purposes of knowledge and opinion of the annual work plan and activities, at the end of each financial year, a Temporary Committee to follow up on the areas of administration, information technology, social communication, international affairs and the center for democratic development.

4. The Council may form Temporary Commissions in order to know, at least once a year, the general state which holds the audit and control activities with reports containing only that statistical, technical or factual information which by its nature or status of the matter is not considered to be temporarily reserved or confidential.

Article 5.

Merge of Commissions.

1. For each electoral process, the Electoral Training and Civic Education Commissions and the Electoral Organization will be merged in order to integrate the Training and Electoral Organization Commission. with three Directors; for this purpose, the Council shall designate in October of the year prior to the year of the election, its members and the Counsellor who shall preside over it.

Article 6.

Temporary Commissions.

1. Temporary Commissions will be those created by the Council's agreement for the attention of a specific matter, whose deahlogue will result in its dissolution.

2. The Commissions creation agreement must contain at least the following aspects:

(a) The motivation and foundation of the creation of the relevant Commission;

b) Your integration;

c) Your specific object and, where applicable, the activities to be performed;

(d) The time limits or conditions for the termination of the case and, consequently, for the termination of the Commission, as well as the obligation of its President to inform the Council when this assumption is updated.

Article 7.

The privileges of the Permanent Commissions.

1. The Permanent Commissions will have the following attributions:

(a) Discuss and approve opinions, draft agreements or resolutions; where appropriate, the reports to be submitted to the Council, as well as the reports presented by the Secretaries Technicians in the matters of their competence;

b) Fungir as permanent instances of receipt of information on the activities carried out by the Executive General Board and its constituent bodies; by the Units linked to the subjects addressed for each Commission and for the unconcentrated organs;

c) Monitor and follow up the activities of the organs mentioned in the previous paragraph and make the decisions conducive to their good performance;

d) Formulate recommendations and suggest guidelines to the Institute's executive areas;

e) Make it to the Executive General Meeting, through its President, proposals for the elaboration of policies and general programs;

f) Request information from other Commissions or any Institute of the Institute that may be deemed necessary. For information in the field of competence of the unconcentrated organs, it shall be required through the Technical Secretary;

g) Request information from various authorities to the Institute, through the President's Counsel, and to individuals through the Secretary; and

(h) Other than those arising from the Code, the Rules of Procedure, the Rules of Procedure, the Council Agreements and the other applicable provisions.

Article 8.

Temporary Commissions attributions.

1. The Temporary Commissions, in addition to what is set in the respective creation agreement, will have the following attributions:

(a) Discuss and approve the opinions, draft agreements, resolutions and, where appropriate, the reports to be submitted to the Council, as well as the reports presented by the Secretaries Technicians in the matters of their competence;

b) Request information from other Commissions or any Institute of the Institute that may be deemed necessary. For information in the field of competence of the unconcentrated organs, it shall be required through the Technical Secretary;

c) Request information from various authorities to the Institute, through the President's Counsel, and to individuals through the Secretary; and

(d) The other resulting from the Code, the Rules of Procedure, the arrangements for the establishment of the Commissions themselves, the Council's agreements and the other applicable provisions.

Article 9.

Commissions Obligations.

1. The Permanent Commissions shall submit to the Council for approval, during the first session held in the year of the corresponding year, the following:

a) An Annual Work Program according to previously established programs and policies; and

b) The Annual Report of Activities of the previous year, in which the tasks developed, their linkage with the programmed goals, a report of attendance at the sessions and other considerations which are estimated to be suitable. The Annual Activity Report shall also contain an annex containing the list of all opinions, draft and resolution projects and reports voted on, the date of the session, the vote and additional comments.

2. Both the Permanent and Temporary Commissions, in all matters entrusted to them, shall submit to the Council a report, opinion or draft agreement or resolution, according to the case, within the time limit determined by the Code or in which it has been fixed by the maximum steering authority.

Article 10.

Integration of Commissions.

1. All Commissions will be integrated with a maximum of three Directors, one of whom will be their President.

2. They may participate in them, with the right to voice but without a vote, the Legislative and Representatives Directors, except in that of the Professional Electoral Service.

3. The Permanent Commissions will have a Technical Secretary who will be appointed by its President from among the support staff assigned to his office. The holder of the relevant Executive Directorate shall attend the meetings of the Commission with the right to speak only.

4. In the Temporary Commissions, the Executive Director may be appointed as Technical Secretary to the Executive Director or Head of Technical Unit to be decided by the Council in the respective creation agreement.

In any case, the holder of the Executive Directorate or Technical Unit corresponding to the subject matter of the Temporary Committee, shall attend its sessions only with a right of voice.

5. Other Directors may attend the sessions of all Commissions and participate in them, exclusively with the right to speak.

6. In the event of the final absence of a Counselor, the Council shall determine from among its members to whom it shall be integrated in the Commissions that have been left without the number of members originally established in the respective agreement.

Article 11. Procedure for rotating the Presidency.

1. On all Commissions, the Presidency term will last for one year, counted from the day of the appointment.

2. At the end of that period, the members of the corresponding Commission, at the following meeting, shall appoint by common agreement the Counsellor who shall assume the duties of President, respecting the rules of rotation among all its members. Such designation shall be ratified by the Council.

3. In case the absent referred to in Article 10 (6) of this Regulation is the President, the session shall be convened in accordance with the provisions of Article 17, numeral 3, (c) of this Regulation, in order for its members to appoint by common accord the Counsellor who shall preside over it. Such designation shall be ratified by the Council by the appropriate agreement.

Article 12.

United Commissions.

1. In order to strengthen the articulation of the work of the Commissions, they may agree to hold joint sessions as the United Commissions.

2. In the sessions of the United Commissions, the Presidency and the Technical Secretariat will be defined before the convocation is issued by the common agreement of the Presidents of the Commissions corresponding.

3. For the installation of the United Commissions sessions, the presence of at least the President and one of the Directors of each Commission will be required.

4. The vote on the projects arising from the discussions at the United Commissions will be carried out in the Commission which is decided by common accord, depending on the nature of the matter and the competence of the the collegiate body concerned.

Article 13.

Workgroups.

1. The Commissions may agree to the formation of working groups, with the aim of developing specific activities to assist in the tasks of the Commission itself.

2. The servers of the Institute appointed by the President, by the members of the Commission, by the Technical Secretary, and, where appropriate, the persons appointed by the President, may participate in the working group. Members of the Legislative and Representatives, as well as guests who, by agreement of the Commissions, are deemed to be able to contribute to their activities.

3. The Commissions will have to designate the coordinators of the working group, who will report the progress in the next session.

4. The President will follow up and support the activities developed by the working groups.

5. The United Commissions will be able to agree to the integration of working groups and to appoint their coordinator by common agreement.

Article 14.

The privileges of its members and participants.

1. Corresponding to the President:

a) Convening ordinary and extraordinary sessions;

b) Define the order of the day for each session;

c) Request and receive the collaboration, reports and documents necessary for the fulfillment of the issues of your competence;

(d) Ensure that all members of the Legislative Council and the Representatives are timely with all the information necessary for the development of the sessions, as well as the information related to the matters of the Commission itself and of the agreements that have been reached;

e) Chair the sessions and conduct their work on the terms set out in this Regulation;

f) Initiate and conclude the session, as well as decree the necessary recesses, in the cases and under the conditions laid down in this Regulation;

g) Grant the use of the word to the Directors, the Legislative Councillors, Representatives and guests to the sessions;

h) Participate in the deliberations;

i) Declare the suspension of sessions in the cases covered by this Regulation;

j) Take the necessary steps to ensure due order in the sessions;

k) To order the Technical Secretary to put to the vote the draft agreements or resolutions, the programs, reports or opinions;

l) Vote on draft or resolution projects, programmes, reports or opinions;

m) Review the projects of the Annual Work Programme and Annual Report of the Commission's Activities and submit them to the Commission's approval and subsequently to the Council;

n) to request in the name and in agreement of the Commission, without prejudice to its own right, the inclusion of programmes, reports, opinions, agreements or resolutions, on the agenda of the Advice;

or) In the event of a temporary absence, designate any of the Directors to be integrated by the Commission to support it in the sessions;

p) To follow up and support the activities developed by the working groups that the Commission integrates, in the terms of this Regulation, and to participate in them, by themselves or by means of whom they designate;

q) Determine in a founded and motivated manner, depending on the nature of the issues listed on the agenda, whether the session to which it is called is public or private;

r) Prior to the beginning of the discussion of the corresponding point, excuse itself to intervene in any form in the attention, processing or resolution of cases in which it has personal, family or businesses, including those who may be of benefit to him, his or her spouse or consanguine relatives or by affinity to the fourth degree, civil relatives, or third parties with whom he or she has professional, employment or business, or for partners or companies of which the public servant or the persons before referred to or have been a party; and

s) Other than that attributed to it by the Code, the Rules of Procedure, this Regulation, the agreement of creation of the Commission in question, the Council or the Commission itself.

2. Corresponding to Councillors:

a) Concurating to sessions;

b) Participate in the deliberations;

c) Vote on draft or resolution projects, programmes, reports or opinions;

d) Request the President to include matters on the agenda;

e) By majority, request to be called extraordinary session;

(f) To participate, on its own or by means of those who appoint, in the working groups that the Commission integrates,

g) Prior to the commencement of the discussion of the item concerned, excuse itself from intervening in any form in the attention, processing or resolution of matters in which it has personal, family or business interests, including those of which may be of benefit to him, his or her spouse or consanguine relatives or to the fourth degree, or civil relatives, or to third parties with whom he has professional, employment or business relations, or for partners or companies of which the public servant or the persons referred to above form or have formed part; and

(h) The other which is attributed to them by the Code, the Rules of Procedure, the Rules of Procedure, the agreement of establishment of the Commission in question, the Council or the Commission itself.

3. Corresponding to Legislative and Representative Directors:

a) Concurating to sessions, per se or through whom they designate;

b) Participate in the deliberations;

c) Request the President to include matters on the agenda;

d) By majority, request to be called extraordinary session;

e) To participate, by itself or through those who appoint, in the working groups that the Commission integrates; and

(f) The other which is attributed to them by the Code, the Rules of Procedure, this Regulation, the agreement of establishment of the Commission in question, the Council to the Commission itself.

4. Corresponding to the Technical Secretary:

a) Prepare the agenda of the sessions previously defined by the President;

(b) In accordance with Article 18 of this Regulation, in its numerals 1 and 2, it shall be reproduced and circulated with any opportunity between the Directors and, where appropriate, Legislative and Representative Directors, the documents and annexes necessary for the study and discussion of the issues contained in the agenda;

Documents and annexes shall preferably be distributed in electronic files or in magnetic media, except where this is materially impossible or when any of the persons who receive them expressly states that they prefer are delivered to you.

c) Verify the assistance of the members of the Commission and keep track of it;

d) Declare the existence of the quorum;

e) Participate in the deliberations;

f) Lift the minutes of the sessions;

g) Taking account of the issues presented to the Commission;

h) Take the votes of the members and make their result known;

i) Report on compliance with agreements and resolutions;

j) Take a record of the projects of agreement or resolution, programs, reports or opinions;

k) Collect from the members, the signatures of the documents that so require;

l) Organize and maintain the file of the issues known to the Commission;

m) Preparing the Commission's Annual Work Programme and Annual Activities Report;

n) To submit to the Liaison Unit of the Institute the information of the Commission that in accordance with the provisions of the Rules of the Federal Electoral Institute on Transparency and Access to Public Information, must be put at the disposal of the public; and

or) The other which is attributed to it by the Code, the Rules of Procedure, this Regulation, the agreement of the Commission in question, the Council or the Commission itself.

5. Corresponding to the Executive Directors, holders of Technical Units, of the Unit of Taxation of the Resources of the Political Parties and the Comptroller General, when they do not serve as Technical Secretaries of the Commissions:

a) Attend the Commissions sessions related to the area of your competence only with voice right;

b) Reporting and delivering the information and documentation requested by the Commissions for the proper exercise of their duties;

c) Provide technical advice to the Commissions on the issues of their competence; and

(d) The other resulting from the Code, the Rules of Procedure, the Rules of Procedure, the agreement of establishment of the Commission in question, the Council or the Commission itself.

Title Third

The operation of the Commissions

Article 15.

Session types.

1. Regular sessions should be held periodically, at least every three months. In the case of Temporary Commissions, the periodicity of their ordinary sessions shall be determined by their members at the first session they hold, taking into account the subject matter of the committee concerned.

2. Extraordinary sessions shall be those convened by the President when he considers it necessary, or at the request of the majority of the Directors, Legislative or Legislative Directors Representatives, jointly or interchangeably. It shall be considered as a joint request when the request is made by the majority of the members, Legislative Directors and Representatives. The application made in an indistinct form shall be the request made by the majority of the members, members of the Legislative Assembly or Representatives.

3. These shall be public sessions in which members are present, in terms of the provisions of Article 116, paragraph 4 of the Code.

4. Private sessions will be held only by members of the Board, when the President is issued by the nature of the matters to be dealt with, on the basis of the grounds and grounds. to support it.

5. In private sessions, the following issues will be undrowned:

(a) The draft resolutions linked to the alleged commission of violations committed to electoral norms in which the national political parties are considered subjects of responsibility, in terms of what the Seventh Book of the Code provides;

(b) The adoption of precautionary measures aimed at achieving the cessation of acts or acts constituting violations of the electoral provisions, preventing the production of irreparable damage, the constitutional principles on electoral matters, or the violation of the legal assets provided for in the Code;

c) Draft resolution relating to complaints or complaints;

d) The discussion and resolution to be placed on the declaration of constitutional and legal origin of the basic documents of political parties; and

(e) In general, all other members of the Commission who are founded and motivated by the President of the Commission should be considered to be subject to reservation.

6. In cases where the President considers extreme urgency or gravity, he may convene an extraordinary session outside the time limit referred to in Article 17, numeral 1 of this Regulation. The written notice shall not be required even if all the members of the Commission are present in the same premises.

7. They will also be exempt from the deadline referred to in Article 17, number 1 of this Regulation, the sessions of the Complaints and Complaints Commission for the analysis and evaluation of the projects Resolution of the ordinary and special sanctioning administrative procedures referred to in Article 366, paragraph 3 of the Code.

Article 16.

Assistance to Commissions.

1. The President and Councillors will have the right to attend and participate in the sessions of the Commissions to which they do not belong.

2. The Legislative Directors and the Representatives may participate in all the sessions of the Commissions, except in that of the Professional Electoral Service and in which the President of the Commission Call with the private character.

3. The sessions of the Permanent and Temporary Commissions shall be attended by the holder of the Executive Directorate or the corresponding Technical Unit, with the right to speak only.

4. The Commissions may agree to the invitation to their sessions, through their President, to the public servants of the Institute or to any person, to expose a matter or to provide the information deemed necessary in accordance with the relevant agenda.

Article 17.

Convocation.

1. The call shall be made in writing, at least five working days in advance of its conclusion, in the event of being ordinary, and at least two working days in advance of its notice. celebration, should it be extraordinary. It shall contain the day, time and place in which the session is to be held, the mention of being ordinary or extraordinary and, where appropriate, the public or private character of the session, as well as the draft agenda to be dealt with.

2. Prior to the issuance of the respective call, the President shall endeavour to ensure that the members of the Commission in question are not engaged in other charges or institutional committees preventing their participation, except as provided for in Articles 15, number 6 and 7 of this Regulation.

The President shall also endeavour to ensure that no other Commission is convened at the date and time of the meeting to be convened.

This will not apply to the calls made by the President of the Complaints and Complaints Commission, when the object of these calls is to determine the precautionary measures. referred to in Article 365, number 4 of the Code.

3. The call will be issued by the President, but may be made by the Technical Secretary only in the following cases:

(a) When I mediate the request of the majority of the members of the Commission, jointly or separately, in case the President refuses to do so;

(b) When the period referred to in Article 11 is completed, numeral 1 of this Regulation, in order for the respective Commission to appoint the President to serve as President;

(c) In the event of the President's final absence, provided that the request of the majority of the members of the Commission, in a joint or separate manner, is measured, for the purpose of appointing the the chair; and

d) On the instructions of the President when they mediate justified causes.

4. The call shall be circulated to all members of the Commission, including the President, the other members, the Secretary and the Technical Secretary.

5. Without prejudice to the provisions of Article 170, paragraph 1 of the Code, the call shall be made in working days and hours, and shall be accompanied by the necessary documents and annexes for the analysis of the points to be dealt with in the sessions. The documents and annexes shall preferably be distributed in electronic files or in magnetic media, except where this is materially impossible or when any of the persons who receive them, expressly states that they prefer to be printed delivery.

6. In the case of the call to private sessions, at the time of issue, the President shall communicate in writing to all the members of the Council the reasons for which he has determined that The session must be private, clearly expressing the reasons and fundamentals that support its determination.

Article 18.

Order of the day.

1. The ordinary session order project will incorporate at least the following points:

a) List of assistance;

b) Approval of the order of the day;

c) Approval of the minutes or minutes of the previous session;

d) Relationship and follow-up of agreements taken in the previous session;

e) Relationship of the draft agreements or resolutions, programmes, reports or opinions concerned which will be discussed and, where appropriate, a vote;

f) Synthesis of the agreements taken in the same session, and

g) General affairs.

2. Receiving the call for an ordinary session, any Counsellor, Legislative Adviser or Representative who is part of the Commission may request the President to include matters in the draft agenda, until Forty-eight hours in advance of the mark for your celebration, accompanying your request, when appropriate, with the necessary documents for your discussion. The President shall incorporate these matters in the draft agenda and shall immediately forward to the members of the Commission and to the other subjects referred to in Article 17, number 4 of this Regulation, a new agenda. which contains the matters covered by this paragraph, together with the documents corresponding to each case. Outside the time limit set out in this paragraph, only cases which, by a majority, the Commission itself considers to be obvious and urgent, may be incorporated into the draft agenda of the sitting.

3. In the ordinary sessions, the Directors, Legislative Directors and Representatives to be integrated by the Commission may request the inclusion in General Affairs of information points that do not require prior examination of documents and no vote. The President shall first consult the adoption of the draft agenda and when the discussion of the last item of that order is exhausted, if there are General Affairs, the corresponding subject may be requested at both times. which, if applicable, is included in the order of the day.

Article 19.

Quorum of assistance.

1. On the day, time, and place set for the session, the members of the Commission, and if any, the participants and guests of the session, will meet. The President shall declare the session installed, after verification of the attendance and certification of the existence of a quorum to be performed by the Technical Secretary.

2. For the installation of the sessions, the President and at least half of the members who integrate it will be required to attend. If the quorum is not met after 30 minutes of the fixed time, the President shall convene in writing a new session, which shall be verified within two working days.

3. The presence of the President will be unnecessary to integrate the respective quorum, in the cases foreseen by the numerals 3 of article 17 and 4 of this device.

4. The President may be temporarily absent from the session, in which case he will appoint a Counselor to assist in the conduct of the session. If the President is unable to attend the meeting, he shall inform all the members, members of the Legislative Assembly, and representatives of the members of the Commission, who shall delegate in writing their role to one of the members.

5. In case of non-attendance by the Technical Secretary to the session, his duties will be performed by the designated official, from among the support staff assigned to his office, by the President of the respective Commission. For the sessions of the Temporary Commissions in which the Technical Secretary is the holder of the Executive Direction or Technical Unit, the functions of the Technical Secretary shall be carried out by the head of the coordination or management of the area he has previously appointed with the President's agreement.

Article 20.

Duration of sessions.

1. The sessions will last as necessary to exhaust the discussion and, if necessary, the resolution of all the items on the agenda. The President may request the members to be authorized to carry out recesses.

In any case, the date and time of its resumption should be fixed with an opportunity.

2. The Commissions may, when deemed appropriate, be declared in a permanent session. The President may ask the members present for authorization to carry out the recesses he deems necessary. The session will conclude once the issues that prompted the declaratory have been drowned out.

3. The President will be able to suspend sessions for serious alteration of the order in the session room. In such cases, they shall be resumed before 24 hours, unless the President decides on a further period for his continuation.

Article 21.

Discussions.

1. Installed the session, the Commission will be considered the content of the agenda.

2. During the session, the issues will be discussed and, if appropriate, will be voted on according to the agenda. The Commission may postpone the discussion or vote on any particular matter if the majority of the members present so agree.

3. To be considered necessary and in order to guide the debate, the President will determine at the beginning of the discussion of each item of the agenda, the specific issues to be deliberated and to decide. For this purpose, the President may request the Technical Secretary to expose any additional information that is required.

4. Counselors, Legislative Counselors, Representatives, and the President Counsel will use the word at each item on the agenda as they request. For this purpose, as many rounds as necessary will be opened.

5. Speakers will use the time they consider convenient to expose their argument and deliberation to the agenda item itself, in order to safeguard the rights of all those attending the session and in order to ensure the proper course of the deliberations, the President shall take care that the speakers practice restraint in exercising their right to the use of the word.

6. Speakers may not be interrupted, except by means of a motion indicated in this Regulation, by the President's intervention in order to allow him to conduct himself within the circumstances. provided for in this order or by the request of any Counselor, Legislative Adviser or Representative to the President to adhere to the principles and responsibilities provided for in this Regulation.

7. After all the speakers who requested the floor have spoken, the President will ask if the item is sufficiently discussed. If not, a new list of applicants for the word will be made. Once the item is considered sufficiently discussed, the vote will be taken.

8. Any Counselor, or otherwise, Legislative or Representative, may, in case of absence, present their position in writing in respect of the items to be dealt with on the agenda of the the sitting in which he was absent, for his reading by the President. In no case shall such a position be considered as a vote.

To this end, the President shall order, either by mutual or at the request of the interested party, that the document be distributed to the members of the Commission, and shall state its position with respect to the content of the same.

Article 22.

Motions.

1. During session development, two types of motions may be presented:

a) Order; and

b) The speaker.

2. It will be a motion of order any proposition that has any of the following objectives:

a) Apply the discussion of a pending or undetermined subject;

b) Request some recess during the session;

c) Request resolution on an aspect of the debate in particular;

d) Request to suspend the session;

e) Requesting the President to conmine the speaker to fit the order when he departs from the point for discussion or his intervention is offensive or slanderous;

f) To illustrate the discussion with arguments closely related to matters in deliberation;

g) Order the application of the Regulation, and

h) Propose some mechanics to de-drown the ongoing debate or to put a matter to the vote.

3. Any order motion must be addressed to the President, who will accept or deny it. If you accept it, you will take the appropriate steps to take it; if not, the session will run its course. The President shall submit to the vote of the Commission the motion of order requested, who without delay, or at the request of any Counsellor, Adviser to the Legislative or Representative present, other than the one to whom the motion is addressed. discussion will decide your admission or rejection.

4. Any member of the Commission, Counselor, Legislative Adviser or Representative may make motions to the speaker who is using the word, in order to ask a question, to ask for a clarification on some point of your intervention or make some brief contribution closely linked to the argument that is being made. In any event, the applicant shall expressly state the subject matter of his or her motion before proceeding.

5. The motions to the speaker should be addressed to the President and to have the consent of the person to whom it is made.

Article 23.

Votes.

1. The President and the members of the Commission shall be required to vote on any draft agreement or resolution, programme, report, opinion or resolution to be taken into consideration, and in no case may they abstain from this, except where the Commission considers that they are being prevented by legal provision.

2. The vote will be taken on the basis of the draft agreement, programme, report, opinion or resolution initially submitted by the President or, if appropriate, by the Technical Secretary, with the content of the documents delivered on the call. During the course of the session, the amendments made by the members of the Legislative Council and Representatives, if approved by the majority of the members with a vote, may be incorporated, on a proposal from the President.

3. Councillors, Legislative Advisers and Representatives may propose a general alternative other than the draft agreement or resolution submitted or individual amendments, which shall in any case be subject to debate and voting.

4. Programs, reports, opinions, agreements, or resolutions will be taken by a simple majority of votes from the members present.

5. Where appropriate, and prior to the initiation of the discussion of a particular point, any member of the Commission, by means of the manifestation of factual and legal considerations, may claim the existence of any impediment to the President or any Counselor to vote on the respective matter. The Commission must immediately resolve the origin of the alleged case, after having discussed the particular circumstances of the case.

6. The vote will be taken generally, and in particular, when the President proposes it, or is requested by a Counselor, Legislative Adviser, or Representative present.

7. Councillors will vote by raising their hand. First the votes will be expressed in favor, then the votes against.

8. In the event of a tie in the vote generally of a point to be sent to the Council, the draft agreement, programme or report, opinion or resolution shall be taken to the plenary of that body to resolve the conduct. If the tie is on a particular point or projects which are not taken to the Council, the case may be resubmitted in a subsequent session.

9. The Counsellor who disagrees with the sense of the vote may issue for his presentation in the Council, a particular vote containing the arguments relating to his dissent. Where appropriate, the individual votes shall be submitted with the advance notice of the Council Sessions Regulation, in order to ensure that they are included.

Article 24.

Minutes or Minutes.

1. For each session a stenographic version will be lifted, which will serve as the basis for the elaboration of the draft minutes or minute that will contain the data for the identification of the session, the items of the agenda, the list of assistance, the name of the official who served in the session as Technical Secretary, the follow-up of agreements, the argumentative content of all the interventions with their corresponding nominal identification, the sense of the votes cast with their respective nominal identification and the synthesis of the approved agreements. The draft minutes or minutes of each sitting shall be submitted to the Commission for approval at the following meeting, except in cases where the proximity of the sessions prevents the preparation of the respective project.

2. Once the minutes or minutes are approved by the Commission, the Technical Secretary shall send a copy, printed and in magnetic medium, to the Liaison Unit of the Institute, in terms of the standard of transparency.

3. Dealing with the Temporary Commissions, a last session will be held, which will be the subject of approval of the corresponding record, even if the period of its term has ended.

Article 25.

Publishing agreements.

1. The Commissions shall publish the programmes, reports, opinions, agreements or resolutions which, for their transcendence, importance or effects so require and those which, by their nature, must be made of knowledge public in terms of the standards of the Institute in terms of transparency or mandate of the judicial authority and in accordance with applicable laws.

2. The publication of the Commission's programmes, reports, opinions, agreements or resolutions may be made through the Internet, Intranet, Strings or Official Gazette of the Institute, as the case may be. The Agreements shall be published in the Official Journal of the Federation when agreed by the Council.

Second.- Publish this Agreement in the Official Journal of the Federation and the Federal Electoral Institute Gazette.

Third.- The Executive Secretary shall, as soon as possible, have the edition of the number of copies of this Regulation deemed necessary for its proper dissemination.

Transient

First. This Regulation shall enter into force on the day following its approval by the General Council.

Second. The Rules of Procedure of the General Council of the Federal Electoral Institute approved on 6 October 2005 and their amendments are repealed.

This Agreement was approved in an extraordinary session of the General Council held on June 27, two thousand eight.-President of the General Council, Leonardo Valdes Zurita.-Heading.-The Secretary of the General Council, Edmundo Jacobo Molina.-Heading.