Ernestina Godoy, current Capital Prosecutor, Carlos Daza Gómez and Fernando Vázquez Herrera, make up the tern to head the Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City.
The members of the Citizen Judicial Council elected by a vote for the election of Attorney General of the City.
The group made this decision after the vote on the nine candidates who showed up for interviews for the position.
The tender will be sent to the Head of Government, Claudia Sheinbaum, for her to define which of the three applicants should be the next City Attorney and, subsequently, will be sent to the Congress where she must be voted with a qualified majority to achieve validity.
The process involved academics and litigants with experience in procuring justice and, among them, the current Solicitor Ernestina Godoy, who was prevented from aspiring to office by the local Constitution.
This, having been a local deputy last year, but the congressmen of Morena removed the obstacle through a reform approved at this session.
The head of capital government, Claudia Sheinbaum, announced that she will refer to the local Congress the tern that was presented to her to head the new Attorney General’s Office of Mexico City.
«It is Congress that should take the appointment of the prosecutor and not the head of government,» he said in an interview during presentation of Mexico City’s English Tourism page.
The representative capitaline noted that she had the power to send a single name, but that the decision was taken to send the tern to local deputies in order to maintain the autonomy of the new office.
«I made the decision, and so it is in the Office’s Transitional Act to the Prosecutor’s Office, to send the full term to Congress. I’m not going to make a decision about those who make up the terna. I insist that, as is the stern, the return for Congress» for them to decide who the next prosecutor will be, he added.
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