“If I Win the Elections I Will Allow the Army and Navy to Choose Their Successors” Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, pre-candidate of the “Juntos Haremos Historia” coalition (Morena-PT-PES), said that if he wins the 2018 elections, he will allow the Secretaries of the Navy, Vidal Francisco Soberón, and the Secretary of Defense, Salvador Cienfuegos, propose to your successors.

“We are going to ask the current commanders, both the army and the navy to present short lists, nothing else that is not excluded, an analysis, a review, a professional selection […] they will be asked to present three so that there is no need to present three of three, as Adolfo Ruiz Cortines said, because there are also three of three, “he said at the end of the evaluation of the vote defense structure in Hermosillo, Sonora.

According to Article 89 of the Constitution, the President of the Republic is empowered to appoint and freely remove the Secretaries of State, without consulting the predecessors or any of the other federal powers.

López Obrador explained that the final decision will be made together with his eventual Secretary of Public Security, Alfonso Durazo.

The meeting with Sonoran businessmen was attended by the president of the National Chamber of Commerce, Service and Tourism in Hermosillo, Martín Salazar Zavala; as well as Manuel Madero Valencia, leader of section 54 of the SNTE in the state, who has also served as one of the main operators of Elba Esther Gordillo in Sonora, and despite having openly expressed his support for AMLO 2018 towards the Presidency, has not desisted from its militancy in New Alliance.


At the end of this event, he went to the Hotel Lucerna to meet Noam Chomsky, a political scientist, philosopher and communication expert, known for having denounced a dirty war campaign against former US President Ronald Reagan. He has also repeatedly spoken out against the current president of the United States, Donald Trump.


Source: El Sol de Mexico