SUMMARY – MORNING PRESIDENTIAL PRESS CONFERENCE – JUEVES, NOVEMBER 30, 2023

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador presented the results of the Morning Consult survey, in which he is in second place as the best evaluated president worldwide, with 63% support, only behind Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The President indicated that today he will send a new list of three women candidates for Supreme Court justice to the Senate. He said that Ernestina Godoy will not be part of this proposal and that, if she is not ratified to head the Mexico City District Attorney’s Office, she has the doors open in his government.

After his recent visit to Acapulco, President López Obrador reported that 8,000 pesos (US$460) are being given to 32,000 families to clean up and paint their slightly damaged homes; the goal is to provide such assistance to 250,000 households. As of December 7, assistance for reconstruction will be granted. The President also reported that Ministry of the Navy (Semar) personnel continue to search for 31 missing persons, with the support of divers.

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Regarding the appointment of the interim governor in Nuevo Leon, the President said that there is an ongoing confrontation between the PRI and the PAN against Samuel Garcia. He hopes that their differences will be resolved.

The head of the Executive Branch explained that by the end of 2023, a 20% reduction in homicides could be achieved. He emphasized that under his government, there has been an unprecedented decrease in poverty and inequality. In addition, records have been reached in foreign currency reserves in the Banco de Mexico, jobs registered in the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), and remittances.

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President López Obrador said that he was never worried that the media onslaught against him would bring down his government. He reiterated that he has the support of the Mexican people and that it is “absurd to think that a transformation can be achieved with media or intellectuals for hire.”