Mexico’s Lopez Obrador good points ally on high court docket with new decide


FILE PHOTO: Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, accompanied by his spouse, Beatriz Gutierrez Muller, attends the anniversary of his first yr in workplace on the Zocalo Sq. in Mexico Metropolis, Mexico, December 1, 2019. Information/Daniel Becerril

MEXICO CITY (Information) – Mexico’s Senate overwhelmingly accredited a brand new member of the Supreme Court docket on Thursday, giving President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador a brand new ally on the 11-member panel.

Margarita Ríos-Farjat, a regulation professor who served as Lopez Obrador’s tax company chief since he took workplace final yr, will fill a emptiness that opened up in October because of a resignation.

Rios-Farjat will serve a 15-year time period and was formally sworn in shortly after profitable 94 votes within the Senate out of 122 forged.

Reporting by David Alire Garcia; Enhancing Shri Navaratnam