President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador shared the way in which the ministers supposedly voted in the election to define the presidency of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN), where she was elected Norma Pineapple.
However, there is no way of knowing the direction of their votes unless the ministers themselves confirmed it, since they voted secretly by ballots that were read aloud by the scrutinizing ministers and destroyed after each of the three rounds.
At a press conference, the president said that in the final vote the outgoing president of the Court, Arturo Zaldivar, and the ministers Loreta Ortiz and Margarita Ríos-Farjat, whom he identified as supporters of his government, voted for Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena.
According to the president, Minister Luis María Aguilar also voted for Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, and for the minister who was elected as president, Norma Piña, the ministers Javier Laynez, Jorge Pardo, Alberto Pérez Dayán, Juan Luis González Alcántara, yasmin esquivel and the candidate herself, to achieve the six she needed. She demanded that the media not disclose this information, despite knowing that the vote was secret.
Although the vote is secret, @lopezobrador_ exposed the way in which the ministers supposedly voted in the election of the presidency of the @SCJNand questioned that the media does not report in detail. pic.twitter.com/kjHVvVhJIJ
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Lee: The Court elects Norma Piña as its new president; she is the first woman to head the Judiciary
López Obrador pointed out that the election of Minister Norma Piña as president of the Court “will not weaken her government,” “as her adversaries have predicted.”
However, he accused that the Supreme Court is “dedicated solely to defending financial or financial interests” and pointed out that the decisions of this body do not help the population.
Election of Norma Piña as president of the Court
The election of Norma Piña as the new president of the Supreme Court took place this Monday, after a close vote in the third round, in which she competed against Minister Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, who was only one vote away from obtaining the six necessary to win the election.
Already as president of the SCJN, the minister took the opportunity to recognize the members of the plenary session that with their vote helped to “break what seemed like an inaccessible glass ceiling”.
Lee: The Supreme Court and the counterweight that was not
This Tuesday, President López Obrador criticized Minister Piña by pointing out that she has always voted against the initiatives of the Fourth Transformation.
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