Gordillo crony resigns as head of National Lottery

Miguel Ángel Jíménez resigned as head of the National Lottery, eight weeks after taking a leave of absence. Jiménez is under investigation for using Lottery funds to buy favorable coverage for the PAN in the paper Diario de Yucatán. The one-time congressional leader of the PANAL party and associate of Teachers’ Union leader Elba Ester Gordillo is under investigation by the Ministry of Public Function. The Government proposed congressman Benjamín González Roaro, another gordillista, as the new Lottery head. However, the PRI and PRD representatives in the leadership council in Congress united to refuse to authorize a leave of absence, normally a routine step, effectively blocking the appointment until September 1. (Universal 5/26, 29, Excelsior 5/29)

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