The Senate plenary elects with a majority of votes Celia Maya Garcia as a new member of the Council of the Federal Judiciary. Con 70 votes for Morena and allies, 31 votes against and two abstentions among the opposition, achieved the position of successor to Loretta Ortiz.
There was a debate about this election as the opposition criticized that Celia Maya had been promoted by Morena and some PAN governors in the federal judiciary, as she stated that the current adviser had been Morena’s candidate for the Senate for the last five years Queretaro Governorate.
PAN Senator Damián Zepeda claimed that there is a clear partisan connection between Maya and Morena, which is why she does not meet the autonomy and independence required to occupy the position.
Senator Germán Martínez, from the plural group, pointed out that some PAN governors had asked senators to vote for Celia Maya. “Neither supported by the governor of Querétaro of the PAN nor supported by Morena. “I do not accept agreements or orders from outside the Senate of the Republic.”
The coordinator of the citizens’ movement in the Senate, Dante Delgado, criticized the fact that 20 profiles participating in this election were discarded and accused Morena of promoting an agreement to vote only for Celia Maya. “Without a significant element, the Political Coordination Board excludes 20 participants. Celia Maya was a judge at the Supreme Court of Querétaro and was also a candidate for senator and governor of the state of Querétaro for five years. We can’t do that with biased judicial authorities.
Morena defended Maya’s profile. Moreno Senator César Cravioto pointed out that the opposition wants Minister Norma Piña to appoint the judges of the Judicial Council.
Senator Félix Salgado (Morena) claimed that Morena is the majority faction in the Senate and “we will decide who will be the judge”.
“You don’t necessarily have to claim anything. Now it’s about the fourth transformation,” he told opposition senators.