Tax package faces uncertain fate in Senate

Despite the overwhelming vote in favor, all the parties immediately started attacking the tax package that was passed, and pledged to change it in the Senate. A firestorm started when PAN party leader César Nava said that the PAN voted for the package “because the PRI did not leave us any other alternative. Faced with their opposition, their closed-mindedness, and their rejection of the President’s proposal … we had to fall back on this alternative.” The PRI issued a statement condemning Nava’s attempt “to provoke a lynch-mob environment,” and threatened to reject the entire package in the Senate. The PRI leadership met Sunday night to define their position toward the tax package, but adjourned without a consensus. The Senate deadline for voting the revenue measures is Friday. (Universal 10/23, Reforma 10/26)

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