Mexico City, Oct 25 (EFE).- Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto said Tuesday that no president wakes up each morning thinking about “how to screw” Mexico, delivering his remarks during a speech in which he referred to criticism he has received for his management, which has resulted in a precipitously falling approval rating.
“Nobody wakes up, I don’t think a president gets up, and I don’t think any have gotten up thinking, and excuse me for saying it, how to screw Mexico. They have always thought how to do things well for Mexico,” said the president at the
“Pushing Mexico” forum organized by the El Financiero economic daily.
Peña Nieto said that he does not fall into “complacency” and that he is “the first to acknowledge faults, mistakes, errors,” but also to admit “advances and achievements” of his management.
Mexico’s Peña Nieto fires Attorney General Arely Gomez
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Tuesday announced that he had fired Attorney General Arely Gomez, replacing her with Institutional Revolutionary Party Sen. Raul Cervantes, a move that will need to be approved by the Senate.
In announcing Gomez’s removal, Peña Nieto said that he will propose to the Senate that she take over as Public Operations secretary, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office.
“Ms. Gomez Gonzalez will have, if approved, the job of implementing the National Anti-corruption System in conjunction with all the country’s authorities and … civil society,” the statement said.
The president will also propose to the Senate that the post of attorney general, which Gomez had occupied since March 2015, be taken over by Cervantes, who – if approved – will “in conjunction with the Congress … and civil society, (ensure) that the Attorney General’s Office is effective and modern.”