Sunday, December 10, 2023

Magistrates revoke Arturo Salinas as NL Governor

The Superior Chamber of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation (TEPJF) withdrew this Wednesday the teaching on Arturo Salinas as governor interim on Nuevo Lion for not complying with the requirements of eligibility.

After Samuel García requested a license for six months, the TEPJF determined during the session that the Congress of Nuevo León was in charge of creating the necessary consensus for the new appointment, in accordance with local laws.

The magistrates determined the ineligibility of Salinas Garza as interim governor because he previously held the position before the Superior Court of Justice and the local judicial council.

The TEPJF decision adds to the suspension endorsed by the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) against the appointment of the interim governor.


The SCJN has suspended appointments in Nuevo León to replace the current Governor, Samuel García Sepúlveda, after he requested leave to seek the presidential candidacy of the Citizen Movement Party (MC).

Minister Javier Laynez responded to two constitutional controversies filed after the president of the state requested his license from office.

The first of them, filed by the Government of the State of Nuevo León, requested the invalidity of the appointment and oath of José Arturo Salinas, president of the local Superior Court of Justice, while the second was made by the Congress of Nuevo León itself, to demand the disability of Javier Luis Navarro Velasco, Secretary of the Government of the entity, as “in charge of the government office.”

In this regard, the Minister complied by suspending the appointment of Salinas Garza as interim governor. In addition to this, he also suspended the appointment of Navarro Velasco to replace him in the same position.

The suspensions are given to avoid the danger of the principle of separation of powers, which is considered in articles 49 and 116 of the constitution.

Likewise, the judge rejected the request of the Executive Branch of Nuevo León to suspend any other appointment made by the local Congress because that would violate the powers that the State Legislature has.

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