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Loretta Ortiz Ahlf elected new Minister of the Supreme Court

Mexico City, Mexico — The Senate of the Republic has elected Loretta Ortiz Ahlf as the new minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN). Ahlf received 92 of the 114 votes cast in favor of her election.

Loretta Ortiz Ahlf is specialized in International Law and Human Rights. She was a deputy for Morena and coordinator of the Advisory Council to Guarantee Peace. She is a member of the National System of Researchers Level II.

She was elected Counselor of the Federal Judiciary from November 20, 2019 to November 19, 2024. “Consequently, Loretta Ortiz is designated by a qualified majority as Minister of the SCJN,” explained the Senate Board of Directors.

It was the third time that she had been nominated by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to occupy the position.

“One of my policies will be zero tolerance for corruption, influence peddling and nepotism, adequately exercising the powers in this matter, specifically to resolve administrative responsibilities and impose the corresponding sanctions,” Ortiz said in an appearance before the Senate.

Ortiz Ahlf will take the place of Fernando Franco González Salas, who ends his 15-year term as Minister on December 12. She will assume her new position on December 15 and will serve as Minister of the Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación (SCJN) for 15 years.