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Carlos Joaquin to join AMLO administration after Quintana Roo governor term

Mexico City, Mexico — Quintana Roo Governor Carlos Joaquin will be joining the federal government’s team once his term has ended. On Wednesday, President López Obrador announced that the governor would join his cabinet, but did not say in what capacity.

Regarding Joaquin, AMLO only said that “he is going to help us,” but did not detail any possible functions the Quintana Roo governor may have. Joaquin will be the fourth former governor selected to join AMLO’s current administration.

The three former governor’s before him include former Sinaloa governor Quirino Ordaz Coppel who was appointed as Mexican Ambassador to Spain, Claudia Pavlovich as Consul in Barcelona and Carlos Miguel Aysa González as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Carlos Joaquín González assumed the governorship of Quintana Roo in September of 2016. He will have completed his six-year term next month. His position will be handed over to governor-elect, Mara Lezama, the two time mayor of Cancun.