Citizen Judicial Council endorses Godoy in the FGJ

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The Citizen Judicial Council (CJC) recommended to the Congress of Mexico City to ratify the current Attorney General of Justice of Mexico City, Ernestina Godoy, for another four years.

However, the last word will be the plenary session of Congresswhere such a decision will be put to a vote, which could happen on October 24 or 26, according to Donceles sources, but it must still be agreed upon by the Political Coordination Board (Jucopo). Godoy needs 44 of the 66 votes in plenary to be ratified.

I thank those who joined the call of @ConsejoCDMX2023 to express their support for my ratification; I value citizen participation and the support of groups and associations.

Together we strengthen the work of the @FiscaliaCDMX,” Godoy published on the social network X after the result.

The recommendation of the Citizen Judicial Council had eight votes in favor, the abstention of counselor Margarita Rivas González and two positions against, by Emiliano Robles Gómez Mont and José Francisco Sánchez Magallán.

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The latter argued that he voted against because although he recognizes the work and career of Godoyhistorically, “the failures of prolonged continuity in public positions have been observed, as well as the failure of the procurement and administration of justice that is headed by people who have affinity and attachment to political groups.”

Robles Gomez Montexpressed that he voted against the ratification because he considered that there was a defect of origin, since the CJC It was created to evaluate three candidates, not to recommend or not ratify the current prosecutor.

With the recent reform that was made to the organic law of the Prosecutor's Office and by establishing a ratification rule, the CJC became nothing more than a filter to evaluate and decide whether or not the constitutional mandates have been complied with. That would even be violating the competence of Congress itself, which is the authority with the audit and budget mechanisms to issue a complete evaluation,” he said.

In the session it was announced that the CJC received 29,923 opinions from citizens and academia about Godoy's performance, of which only 158 were negative.

Most of these opinions are positive, and although there is still much to do in general, the city has a good perception of the authority in charge of seeking justice,” said the technical secretary of the CJC, Irving Pedro Chegüe Luna.

Godoy was attorney general of Mexico City from December 5, 2018 to January 9, 2020 and as of January 10, 2020, she began to occupy the position of prosecutor that she currently holds.

At the end of 2019, the first Citizen Judicial Council that was formed evaluated the merits of three candidates and considered that Godoy was the best qualified to be the first prosecutor, whose opinion was approved in the CDMX Congress.

Yesterday's session was scheduled to be held in person, but on Sunday at 8:15 p.m. the councilors were informed that it would be held virtually, as there were no "sufficient security conditions" in the local congress for the in-person session. This after the various demonstrations that took place against the ratification.

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