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Chávez ratified as Attorney General

By a vote of 75-27, with one abstention, the Senate ratified Arturo Chávez Chávez as Attorney General. The PAN, PRI, and PVEM voted in favor, with the PRD and PT against. PRI Senator Jesús Murillo Karam said that the PRI decided to support the nomination because the Ministry of Justice depended on the Presidency, and it was a way of keeping the President responsible for the performance of his Attorney General. In his first press conference, Chávez promised a clean up of the Ministry: “All the personnel of the PGR, starting with me, should to be subject to very rigorous examinations in order to ensure society that our responsibilities will be carried out by persons who are honest and committed to their wellbeing.” (Reforma 9/25)

Asset forfeiture law advances

The Senate passed the much delayed asset forfeiture law 87-0; the measure now goes to the Chamber. The PAN’s attacks on the PRI for its delays in supporting the law have been one of the major elements in the recent political dynamic. Even as his delegation voted in favor, PRI secretary general Jesús Murillo Karam denounced Germán Martínez, the PAN party leader, as having “the mentality of a despot” and abusing the legislative process for partisan ends. (Reforma 4/2)