Arturo Sanchez Jimenez
Newspaper La Jornada
Friday April 22, 2022, p. 10
It is urgent that the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo) of the Senate resume the process of appointing the two missing commissioners of the National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI), according to civil organizations that have followed closely the procedure.
The appointment was put on hold since the beginning of the month and for now the INAI operates with five of its seven members.
Senators from Morena have pointed out that it is preferable not to appoint the institute’s two commissioners at this time than to give in to pressure from the opposition to impose their candidates.
The process was interrupted when the ruling commissions presented 13 finalists out of 49 applicants who responded to the call to fill the vacancies on the INAI plenary left in March by Óscar Guerra Ford and Rosendoevgueni Monterrey Chepov.
However, the Morenoites do not agree that the two vacancies are divided between the opposition bloc and the majority caucus, to which they belong.
Organizations such as the citizen observatory of Public Appointments and the National Network of Security, Justice and Legality Observatories began a campaign this week on social networks to ask Jucopo to follow the appointment process.
“It is urgent that the #Jucopo review the evaluations of the council and interview the profiles with the highest scores, to guarantee that the next two commissioners of the @INAImexico be the best”, states the message spread and shared by dozens of organizations and activists.