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López Obrador orders big cuts in salaries for top state-sector jobs

Monday, July 16, 2018

Andrés Manuel López Obrador has pencilled in the guidelines for his austerity plan for the Mexican government that will take office in December following his landslide victory in the recent presidential election.

The future president has announced dozens of measures that include 60 percent reductions in the salaries of top bureaucrats as a means of reducing the state-sector budget.

Some 6,000 top jobs are to be downgraded or abolished, in a bid to save $46 million a month.