Senate endorses Victoria Rodríguez Ceja as a member of the Banxico Governing Board

The Plenary of the Senate of the Republic approved the appointment of Victoria Rodríguez Ceja as a member of the Governing Board of Banco de México as of January 1, 2022.

With 78 votes in favor, 21 against and 10 abstentions, the senators endorsed that the official who served as Undersecretary of Expenditures of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit (SHCP) is one of the five members of the five members of the collegiate body .

After the vote, Rodriguez Ceja went to the legislature to protest.

When presenting the opinion, Senator Alejandro Armenta stressed that the endorsed proposal is for her to become a member of the Governing Board, and not as a governor of the central bank, since that is not the power of the Senate of the Republic.

These comments come after, in the discussion in commissions, the legislators indicated that the opinion that was sent from the Interior Ministry He said that it was for “a member of the Board of Governors of the Bank of Mexico and Governor”, to which Morena indicated that this was a mistake and it is only for him to be a member.

“We are washing our hands when we say that the Senate only approves members, but this House can also stand as a defender of legality and, knowing what the president intends, be explicit that he does not meet the requirements to be Governor ”, stated Senator Gustavo Madero.

He recalled that when the news was given that Victoria Rodríguez Ceja would arrive at the central institution, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador appointed her as the successor to Governor Alejandro Díaz de León, thus becoming the first woman to head Banxico.

Lucía Meza, from Morena, explained that the Senate only endorses the members of the Governing Board and, according to the law, it is the Federal Executive who can propose the new governor of the members of the board and that they do so. endorse.

When appearing yesterday before the Senate Finance and Public Credit Commission, the official assured that she will preserve the autonomy of the central bank and will seek to fulfill the sole objective of the institute, which is the stability of purchasing power.


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