As the states are the main beneficiaries of the deployment of soldiers and sailors in security tasks, the president asked the governors to express their support for the expansion of their presence as some leaders of Morena already did.
“Over the weekend I made a respectful exhortation to the governors, so that they manifest themselves, not to remain silent, but they ask us for the Army to intervene, the Navy to intervene, they even recognize that the Army helps, that the Navy helps, but when it is about defending the fact that they can legally help with security tasks, silence,” he said.
When the National Guard was approved in 2019, a transitory article was included to allow the presence of the military in security tasks that establishes: “During the five years following the entry into force of this Decree, while the National Guard develops its structure, capabilities and territorial implementation, the President of the Republic may order of the permanent Armed Forces in public security tasks in an extraordinary, regulated, controlled, subordinated and complementary manner.
On May 11 of that year, the “Agreement by which the permanent Armed Forces are available to carry out public security tasks in an extraordinary, regulated, supervised, subordinate and complementary manner” was published in the Official Gazette of the Federation. which limited the term of the participation of the Armed Forces in security tasks to March 27, 2024.
If the PRI initiative is approved, the military and marines would be empowered to be in security tasks until 2028.