And yes, it is today: This Monday the ministers of the nation’s Supreme Court will elect their new president, who will succeed arturo zaldivar in the post.
And how is the ‘battle’ of votes? According to columnist Dario Salis, before 21 December (The day the portal Latin published that Minister Yasmin Esquivel allegedly copied his bachelor’s thesis), four of the five candidates had two votes each and only one of them ‘tied’ three.
This was the distribution of preferences for the presidency of the nation’s highest court justice:
- Norma Pineapple: Juan Luis Gonzalez Alcantara is the vote of Carranca
- alberto Perez witch: Luis Maria Aguilar’s opinion
- Javier Lenez: Margarita Rios-Farjat has the vote
- Yasmin Esquivel: votes for Loretta Ortiz, the last of four ministers proposed by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to the court.
As Selis said in his column this Monday, the candidate who has a “slight” advantage over the other ministers is Alfredo Gutierrez Ortiz Mena, who will have the vote of Arturo Zaldivar and Jorge Mario Pardo in addition to his own.
and then came the scandal
“But after complaining about the alleged plagiarism of Minister Esquivel’s thesis, which had always been seen as the favorite Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador As he himself confirmed, the equation is changing,” Celis explained in his column.
he said since national palace He is lobbying for Pardo and Zaldivar to vote for Esquivel’s candidacy, along with Juan Luis González Alcantara Caranca, Margarita Ríos-Farjat (proposed by López Obrador for the court).
“On the part of Minister Esquivel, there remains the risk of burying the growing discredit that already overwhelms her in a vote in which she could make a fool of herself,” If vote pressure does not prevail“, she added.
The journalist also told that the ‘Corcholatus’ of Morena, Claudia Sheinbaum and Adam Augusto Lopez They are also trying to ‘influence’ the election.
From Celis’ point of view, Ortiz was Mena Esquivel’s “real competitor”, although the scandal of alleged plagiarism of his thesis may have tipped the scales in his favor.