Mexico City, Mexico — Carlos Joaquin has been approved in a first step for his appointment as Ambassador to Canada. On Wednesday, Joaquin was approved in a vote of 11 in favor of and five against.
PRI Senator Beatriz Paredes Rangel voted in favor of his appointment despite deputies and senators from her party, the PAN and the PRD, voting against him being appointed.
The appointment must be approved, by simple majority, on January 5, in the plenary session of the Permanent Commission of the Congress of the Union. From there, he will be sworn in as Mexico’s Ambassador to Canada.
Previously, some legislators questioned the nomination of the former Quintana Roo governor, who was promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, due to his lack of experience. However, in September of last year, López Obrador said he nominated Joaquin due to his tourism experience.