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López Obrador appoints new Ministry of Interior

Mexico City, Mexico — With the departure of Adán Augusto López Hernández, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has appointed a new Minister of the Interior.

On Monday, López Obrador announced the appointment of Luisa María Alcalde Luján, the current Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare, as the new head of the Ministry of the Interior, replacing Adán Augusto López Hernández.

Adán Augusto López Hernández move away from the position to focus on the upcoming Presidential position.

“I have made the decision to appoint Luisa María Alcalde as Secretary of the Interior, in accordance with my powers. (…) She is young and it is very important to think about the generational change, to give young people a chance,” he announced at a morning press conference.

The President explained that the new appointment will take effect this week. Luisa María Alcalde Luján will work in corrdination with Alejandro Encinas Rodríguez, who is in charge of the office at the federal agency.

Luisa María Alcalde has a law degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and a Master’s Degree in Law from the University of California, Berkeley.

Her previous positions include Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare of the Government of Mexico (2018-currently).,District Coordinator of the National Regeneration Movement (2016-2018), Professor of Collective Labor Law at the Ponciano Arriaga School of Law (2017) and Federal Deputy in the Chamber of Deputies (2012-2015).