National: Rosario Ibarra de Piedra Sworn in as New President of CNDH


On November 12th at 9 p.m., amidst shouting and pushing, Rosario Ibarra de Piedra was sworn in as the new president of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH in its Spanish acronym). This occurred after five motions in the plenary to repeat the election process as demanded by the opposition that considers that there was fraud in the process so that Rosario Piedra obtained a qualified majority. Although initially, the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), through its coordinator Ricardo Monreal, had agreed to repeat the vote on the leadership of the CNDH, finally the majority of legislators of his party voted against.

In an interview after with the media, Ibarra de Piedra said that “it is legitimate, legal, my choice. (…) I don’t get disqualified, there are thousands of citizens in this country who are happy with my appointment.” She also insisted that she will be impartial, despite the fact that in the past she was a candidate for MORENA.

For more information in Spanish:

Entre jaloneos y manotazos, Rosario Piedra Ibarra protesta como titular de la CNDH (Video) (Proceso, 12 de noviembre de 2019)

Morena rechaza repetir votación y Rosario Piedra toma protesta como titular de CNDH (Animal Político, 12 de noviembre de 2019)

En medio de zafarrancho, Piedra Ibarra asume la CNDH (La Jornada, 13 de noviembre de 2019)

Astillero (LA Jornada, 13 de noviembre de 2019)

CNDH, la desconfianza (Proceso, 13 de noviembre de 2019)

For more information from SIPAZ:

National: Process of Voting for Head of CNDH to Return (November 15, 2019)

National: Activist Rosario Piedra Ibarra is elected new president of the CNDH (November 11, 2019)

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