senators from the plural group urged the minister yazmine esquivel that for “a principle of civic decency” and not to attend a plenary session of the nation’s highest court until UNAM determines whether or not he committed plagiarism in the preparation of his degree thesis (SCJN) where the new president of the country’s highest court will be elected.
Senator Germán Martínez of the Plural group said that the election of the new president of the SCJN “must be clean, not tainted by corruption and conflict of interest. This election is important because the next president of the court, along with his allies, is militarized, electorally Will be able to decide on the reform and even unification of the Senate, Deputies and Presidency of the Republics.
In a message on Twitter, he urged Minister Jazmin Esquivel “not to attend, not to vote for a moral principle, for a principle of civil and moral decency” until UNAM independently decides on his bachelor’s degree. Because “the new president has to be respected by all, appreciated by all and must conform to the law and be a public embarrassment”.
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Senator Emilio Álvarez Icaza of the Plural Group recalled that the lawyer Edgard Ulís Báez Rodríguez denied what he had said in a statement to Minister Esquivel about going to the notary public, where he would have admitted to plagiarism. “And he makes it clear: he is the author and the first to present the thesis,” he insisted.
For his part, PAN Senator Damian Zepeda said that the case reflected the tragedy of Mexican politics as “the highest justice authority in shameful scandal; the government trying to save its unconditional; UNAM wavers; and formal opposition leaders Collusively silent, with lukewarm messages”.
It is expected that this Monday the country’s Supreme Court will elect its new president after the four-year term of Minister Arturo Zaldivar.
Controversy over Yasmin Esquivel’s thesis at UNAM
The Maximum House of Studies, UNAM, has not yet defined or given a final decision whether the original thesis is that of the minister or that of lawyer Baez.
In a statement released over the weekend, and signed by Rector Gray, UNAM has confirmed that although the plagiarism is clear and everything indicates that the original badge belongs, there is conflicting information or data, so there is still no final ruling. .