Gerardo Esquivel: López Obrador rejects election in IDB: “It’s more than that”

Mexico’s president has rejected the last election at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). There, Brazilian Ilan Goldfajan scored 80% Votes needed to occupy the position of leader of the creature. “There is no change in the election of the director of the IDB, which is still very much, it has been used throughout the neoliberal period, they agree with the approval of the United States, which they choose.” The President made the announcement at a press conference from the National House this morning.

Gerardo Esquivel, the current deputy governor of the Bank of Mexico and the candidate proposed by López Obrador, received 8.21% of the vote to head the IDB and received the green light from three regional governors, which the president regretted. “It’s unfortunate that this continues, there are no changes, we’re going to look for options, and of course ask Gerardo, who is a good public servant,” said the Tabasco politician.

The succession at the IDB did not go well with the Mexican government. This weekend, the Finance Ministry issued a brief but forceful statement ruling out a vote in favor of Goldfajan. “We regret the continuation of similar policies in IDB elections. The Brazilian government’s proposal was selected with the support of the United States,” the company said.

cheating He has been the Deputy Governor of Banco de México since January 2019 and was part of López Obrador’s presidential campaign in 2018 as an economic advisor. “We are going to explore other possibilities in the government or in Mexico’s representations abroad,” the Mexican president said. Esquivel’s term as deputy governor of the central bank ends in December this year, but a candidate to take Esquivel’s job at Banco de México has not yet been announced.

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Next December 19 will be the start date of Ilan Goldfag’s duties as IDB chairman, and he will receive an initial mandate of five years as the head of the multilateral institution. In an interview with EL PAÍS Before his election, the Brazilian said his priorities would be the fight against poverty and inequality, better distribution and production of food, the fight against climate change and improving physical and digital infrastructures, improving communication between different countries. Countries of the region.

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