In the election of Minister Luis María Aguilar Morales (January 2, 2015-December 31, 2018) as head of the Supreme Court, 32 rounds of voting were necessary, in a close contest in which Minister Arturo Zaldívar was left behind. .
In the following contest, Arturo Zaldívar was appointed as president of the Highest Constitutional Court (January 2, 2019-December 31, 2022) in a single round, by counting the six required votes and thereby surpassing his peer Jorge Mario Pardo Rebolledo. .
Who could succeed Zaldívar Lelo de Larrea?
For the current process, the SCJN opened the microsite called “Candidates and candidates for the presidency of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation and of the Federal Judicial Council”, where those ministers who openly expressed their will are presented in strict alphabetical order. to occupy the presidency. They are two women and three men.
They are, in alphabetical order: Yasmín Esquivel Mossa, Alfredo Gutiérrez Ortiz Mena, Javier Laynez Potisek, Alberto Pérez Dayán and Norma Lucía Piña Hernández, who in their respective projects have ruled for an independent Court and respect for human rights and gender equality.
What do the ministers who aspire to head the Supreme Court propose!?
-Yasmín Esquivel Mossa offers her experience of more than 35 years as a judge. She considers it important to promote a work model through committees of ministers, as provided for in the Organic Law of the Judiciary of the Federation and the internal provisions of the Court.
–Alfredo Gutierrez Ortiz Mena He pronounces himself to make the most of the achievements of previous administrations and to adjust what is necessary in administrative and jurisdictional matters. “There is nothing new under the sun, but my purpose is to ensure that the PJF works with chronometric precision and reflects, with efficient, monitored and evaluated processes, its transcendent work, as well as its moral discipline, its mystique and its unconditional commitment to the country. ”.
-Javier Laynez Potisek ensures that “the independence of the Judiciary is only sustainable if it makes political neutrality the absolute guide for its action. The perception of judges in favor of or against a certain political position must be banished: the interpretation of the norm and the jurisdictional resolution are exclusively governed by the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States, the Law and respect for human rights”.
–Alberto Perez Dayan It offers to work for the collegiate exercise in the decision-making of the Presidency, so that it is inclusive and respectful of the ideas of the other ministers. In addition, she highlights the importance of guaranteeing a Federal Judicial Council with greater autonomy and independence in its functions.
-Norma Lucía Piña Hernándezthe first minister to raise her hand and make public her intention to succeed Zaldívar, endorses the commitment to carry out her duties in terms of the national and international framework and, mainly, in accordance with the backbone of our constitutional mandate: judicial independence.