Mexico’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo. Zaldívar. Photo: Google


Mexican Supreme Court Chief Justice Arturo Zaldívar said Saturday, Aug. 7, that he will not accept an extension of his term, despite the fact that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) railroaded an initiate through Congress to allow a proposed breech of the constitution with a two-year extention.

After four months of criticism from all sides, Zaldívar said that he will not accept for his term to be extended beyond 2022.

 “The truth is that I am not here to get positions and privileges,” he said.

“I am here to serve and to preserve values, principles and convictions, as demonstrated throughout my career in this court.”

Zaldívar also said that he communicated his decision to AMLO at a meeting they had on Thursday, Aug. 5.


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