The Morena party has reversed its decision on who will be in charge of the culture and health committees in the lower house of Congress.
An outcry among artists, activists and intellectuals followed the decision to put both committees in the hands of its ally, the right-wing Social Encounter Party (PES).
Social organizations and representatives of the arts community showed up at the Chamber of Deputies this morning to express opposition to the assignments, claiming that the Social Encounter Party was “ultra conservative” and represented a threat to civil rights and freedoms.
In response, Morena and the PES issued a joint statement in which they announced a switch: Morena would take charge of the culture and cinematography committee and that of health while the PES would get the sports and labor committees.
Writers and artists applauded the decision, commending Morena for “listening to the people.”