Mexican Minister’s Exit to Seek Presidential Candidacy Won’t Be the Last, AMLO Says

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expects a number of government officials to resign, including his interior minister and Mexico City’s mayor, following the resignation of foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador at a daily press briefing in Mexico City.
June 07, 2023 | 07:40 PM

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Mexico City — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador expects other members of his party who are seeking the presidential candidacy for the 2024 elections to resign from their posts, following the resignation of his Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard.

Ebrard has expressed his intention to seek his party’s nomination as the candidate to compete in next year’s presidential elections.

“It is possible that in these days those who aspire will also present their resignations,” AMLO, the acronym by which the president is known, said during his routine morning press conference on Wednesday.

The president mentioned a list of possible candidates that include Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, who also belongs to AMLO’s Movement for National Renovation (Morena) party; AMLO’s Interior Minister Adán Augusto López, and Morena’s leader in the Senate, Ricardo Monreal.


Morena will define the rules for the selection of the official candidate on Sunday, June 11.

AMLO defended the use of a poll as the method to select his party’s candidates, and said that one of the requirements that could be defined is the prior resignation of candidates who hold public office.

López Obrador has yet to name Ebrard’s replacement in the Foreign Ministry.

“I still have time to think about who can replace him,” he said.