The head of Mexico City’s Attorney General’s Office, Ernestina Godoy, called on the Citizens’ Justice Council to begin the ratification process for the position.
The officer sent a letter to Citizens’ Justice Council, Governing body of ratification process, in which he stated his intention to undergo this procedure with the aim of consolidating the transition of the institution from the Attorney General’s Office to the Public Prosecutor’s Office.
“The next cycle corresponds to the consolidation of the measures taken for the transition to the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City. Experience and professionalism as well as a consolidated team are required to move forward here, which is the essence of the transformation, the procurement of justice, of this city.
“Based on the foregoing, I reiterate my determination to undergo the ratification process for the position of Head of the Prosecutor General’s Office,” reads the document published by the prosecutor on social networks.
This Monday, the Citizens’ Justice Council was created, which will be responsible for carrying out a process to evaluate the performance of Ernestina Godoy as prosecutor and for deciding on her confirmation to office.
What is Ratification?
This is the measure by which an official is assessed in various areas with the aim of determining whether he is competitive or suitable for further filling a position.
The “Godoy Law”, presented by MP Octavio Riveo Villaseñor of the Morena party, aims to modify the rectification process for the head of the Mexico City Public Prosecutor’s Office, thereby simplifying the process.
The same amendment sought to give the Citizens’ Justice Council the authority to be responsible for carrying out the ratification of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
This was approved after a total of 34 votes, one against and one further abstention. The Congress of Mexico City will approve the reform of Articles 42 and 49 of the Organic Law of the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Mexico City.
“The Attorney General may be confirmed for a period of up to four years similar to his appointment, and the procedure established by the Municipal Constitution and Article 39 of this Law must be followed.”