Since August, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador withdrew his proposal for Arturo Herrera, former Secretary of the Treasury, to relieve Alejandro Díaz de León as governor of the Bank of Mexico (Banxico).
“Since July, the federal Executive sent three appointments for ratification by the Senate: that of the Secretary of the Treasury, (Rogelio) Ramírez de la O; that of the Secretary of Public Function, and Arturo Herrera, who had assigned him as a member of Banxico. Then, in August, the Executive withdrew the appointment for a member (of Banxico) and we do nothing but accept, ”said Morena’s coordinator in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal.
The morenista pointed out that since August the Executive has not sent a new appointment, for which – he mentioned – they have not proceeded to ratification, so he pointed out that it is necessary for the federal president to send his proposal, because on December 31, Alejandro Díaz de León concludes as governor of Banxico and on January 1 there should be the new head.
“He considered that the former Secretary of the Treasury is a good element, a man who knows the matter and has knowledge for the position, but it is a decision of the Executive. Since August there is no matter ”, he mentioned.
The also president of the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) in the Senate, said that there are two alternatives: that López Obrador once again sent Arturo Herrera as a member of Banxico or that he make another proposal.
“And we are now proceeding to analyze the proposal for the eligibility requirements and the corresponding simple majority ratification,” he declared.
In June, the president announced that he would propose to the Senate Arturo Herrera as a member of Banxico, in order to take the place of Alejandro Díaz León; Meanwhile, Rogelio Ramírez de la O would remain in the Ministry of Finance.