translated from Spanish: Senate rules OUT AMLO candidate for Pemex council

The Senate on Thursday rejected the appointment of Angel Carrizales as an independent director of the Board of Directors of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex).
This is the third rejection he suffers, when he was nominated for a position by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
The Senate previously dismissed him to be a member of the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE).
«He failed to get a qualified majority by getting 66 favorable votes, 49 against and one abstention, out of a total of 116 votes, so his appointment was not ratified,» the Senate said Thursday, in a statement.
On the contrary, the Senate ratified the appointment of Francisco José Garaicochea y Petrirena, to replace Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Sema, who resigned on April 30, to replace Carlos Elizondo Mayer-Sema, who resigned on April 30.
Garaicochea and Petrirena will be in office until 18 September 2020.
The SENATOR of the PAN, Xóchitl Gálvez, said that the website of the Civil Service notes that Angel Carrizales López was, until May of this year, deputy director.
«Therefore, it fails to comply with the requirement of the law not to have been a public servant in the last two years. He called for this information to be verified, as ‘it would be very sensitive for the Senate to ignore something that establishes the law.'»
Read: AMLO nouns for Pemex an applicant who was rejected twice for the Energy Commission
According to reforma reports, Carrizales López was previously part of López Obrador’s Logistics and Helping team.
The newspaper noted that on the catwalk he made before senators when he was nominated as commissioner of the CRE, last February, Carrizales was unable to answer what the National Center for Energy Control (Cenace) is.
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