Monterrey.- To leave the Secretary of Government, Javier Navarro, or a person related to the Citizen Movement as interim governor, the Administration of Samuel García seems willing to do anything. Navarro warned yesterday that the State will not recognize an Interim appointed by Congress without prior consensus. He even anticipated the use of Civil Force in case they intend to assume the Executive office on December 2. The secretary insisted that a definitive suspension granted to him by a Reynosa judge to serve as office manager is in force, and pointed out that the public force must guarantee him the necessary protection.
“Hopefully it won’t come to that,” he said, “but the judge’s suspension establishes the solution: that the Civil Force will have to provide the necessary protection to take care of the facilities, governance and the function of the Governor’s office manager. “On notice there is no deception,” he added.
This statement escalates the confrontation between the Executive and Congress over the appointment of who should lead the Government from December 2 to June 2, when García will go on leave to compete in the 2024 presidential election.
After a series of legal appeals, the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch of the Federation (Trife) decided on Wednesday to declare ineligible Arturo Salinas, president of the Judicial Branch who had been originally appointed by the majority of the PRI and the PAN in Congress.
The Trife ordered the Legislature to use its power and appoint a new Interim. However, the Governor insists that he be allowed to decide the Interim or leave the Secretary General of the Government as the person in charge of the office. Yesterday, Navarro insisted that the Deputies must follow the criteria set forth by the President.
“Congress will have to be very cautious with the actions it is going to take,” he noted, “and take into account that the resolution of the Electoral Court has the indication of a consensus, and consensus is not voting, it is having unanimity. “Considering, furthermore, that we have a suspension of protection, which is still in force,” he reiterated.