Sinaloans will soon vote on a new constitution, as a petition that seeks to abolish the country’s notoriously brutal justice system will go up for signatures.
The constitution, the first ever written in the country, will be presented to the public on Tuesday.
It would replace the countrys notoriously harsh penal system with one based on the principle of non-violence.
It also seeks to eliminate the role of the cartel’s criminal organization Sinaloan Knights.
The document is the first of many that are expected to be unveiled this year as the cartel struggles to contain its losses following a wave of murders, disappearances and robberies.
Sinaloan officials say the new constitution is needed to protect the country from corruption, crime and drug trafficking, and to combat the threat of the Knights.
Siempre, or the State of the State, will take the reigns of power in the next 18 months.
The draft constitution will be made public during the party congress, a month-long assembly that convenes in April.