Sánchez Cordero, Durazo, Ebrard and Urzúa, key figures in the Government of Obrador

In order to face the challenges that await him during the next six years as president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, he has summoned people who, because of the weight of their responsibilities, are called to become key figures in his government.

The collaborators of López Obrador, some with portfolios in previous governments and parties other than their National Regeneration Movement (Morena), are torn between recognition and controversy, but none goes unnoticed.

The Secretaries of the Interior, Olga Sánchez Cordero; of Public Safety, Alfonso Durazo; of Foreign Affairs Marcelo Ebrard; of Finance, Carlos Urzúa, are among the names to be highlighted in the government that is launched on December 1.

But it is not a politician who has unleashed the greatest comments in favor and against. The businessman Alfonso Romo supported the arrival to the presidency of Vicente Fox in 2000 and of Felipe Calderón in 2006, of the conservative National Action Party, and in 2012 he decided to collaborate with López Obrador.

Romo has been an important piece in López Obrador's meetings with businessmen and now he will be his chief of staff.

The right hand of López Obrador in the Interior, will be Sánchez Cordero, ex-magistrate of the Supreme Court and one of the great signings of the leftist in his next administration.

From his new position, Sánchez Cordero promises to give a turn to this dependency focusing on migration and human rights, as well as being a supporter of the decriminalization of drugs.

The ex-magistrate has acknowledged the enormous challenge she faces in facing the violence that plagues the country and that has left in the last 12 years 240,000 murders and some 40,000 missing persons.

"López Obrador has instructed us to use all the legal instruments at our disposal for pacification and transitional justice," Sánchez Cordero said when presenting the new government's security plan.

A Durazo, López Obrador has entrusted the Ministry of Public Security, a portfolio that had been suppressed by the government of Enrique Peña Nieto and will recover from December 1.

Durazo came to the Lopez Obrador team after a militancy in the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and the conservative National Action Party (PAN) and to occupy several public positions in the Fox government.

Now he will face the biggest challenge of his political career: eradicating the wave of violence that Mexico suffers and detailing the Amnesty Law with which López Obrador intends to pacify the country.

Another character that was formed in the PRI and the PRD is Ebrard, head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (SRE) and who has been accompanying López Obrador since the middle of the last decade.

Ebrard was Head of Government of Mexico City from 2006 to 2012, something he has in common with López Obrador, who carried out the same assignment from 2000 to 2005.

Marcelo's mission will be to recover and take care of the relationship with the countries of Latin America and especially with the United States and Canada.

A high responsibility, different from that of the other secretaries, will be what Carlos Urzúa will have in the office of the Ministry of Finance.

Its first task will be the Economic Package 2019 and in the short, medium and long term, to transmit confidence and certainty to the investors at a time when there is high market and exchange volatility.

Another one that will have the reflectors above is the Secretary of Communications and Transportation; Javier Jiménez Espriú, who will deal with the modernization of the International Airport of Mexico City and the consequences of the cancellation of the new airport.

In Education, Esteban Moctezuma will have to cement a new educational agreement that replaces Peña Nieto's educational reform; Energy, Rocío Nahle, will have the challenge of building a new refinery in the state of Tabasco, southeast of Mexico.

Although all the reflectors point to López Obrador, his collaborators will look for a space to appear in the new political scenario that will be in Mexico from Saturday.


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