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September 24, 2021

As a cost-saving measure boosted by the Ministry of Economy

Mexican government announced the merger of National Lottery and Pronósticos

(Mexico).- With the aim to eliminate the duplicity of the functions and to streamline the public administration, tonight the federal government announced the merger of the National Lottery for Public Assistance with Pronósticos, which represents a cost-saving of us$ 45,064,668 to us$ 60,086,224.

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his change was announced by the secretary of Economy, Agustín Carstens, added to the disappearance of the Secretaries of Tourism, Agricultural Reform and Public Function, released by the president of the Republic, Felipe Calderón Hinojosa.

Other measures to reduce the expenses, are the reduction of us$ 5,477,610,371 in expenses related to administration, operation and personal services in the federal government, which includes entertainment expenses, travel allowances, consultancy, social communication,  sub-hirings in all the secretaries and federal delegations.

On top of freezing salaries and keeping the 10% cut in wages of top-level officers decreed in 2006, the creation of squares and the remodellation of public offices will not be
performed in 2010.

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