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López Obrador denies the luxury expenses attributed to the Mexican Presidency

The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, has denied the veracity of a list of food expenses attributed to his office, which has been forced to clarify that it is a reference inherited from the Presidency of Enrique Peña Nieto.

The controversial part of an allusion of Senator Julen Rementería, of the National Action Party (PAN), who joked with the Annual Procurement Program of the Presidency. “This pantry does not even have (Barack) Obama!” He proclaimed, referring to the ex-president of the United States.

The alleged list includes fillets of white fish, canned tuna and beef, although the expense that has given more to talk are the more than 335,000 pesos (15,200 euros) apparently dedicated to the purchase of sausage, according to the newspaper ‘Milenio ‘.

“Now they took out that here in the Presidency we were going to buy sausages of I don’t know how much money. I don’t eat sausages, I tell them with all due respect. I think it’s an extraordinary food, (but) I’m more of the sausage,” he alleged López Obrador at his daily press conference.

The director of acquisitions of the Head of State, Jael Hernández, said in a statement that the list “is not properly the budget that is exercised and justified”, but a proposal that was “inherited” from the previous Administration as a suggestion.

López Obrador, who has made administrative austerity one of his great political promises, has asked that “the same yardstick” be used for different governments. Europa Press

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