President Enrique Peña Nieto today appointed the following persons to join the Mexico City Constituent Assembly: Claudia Aguilar Barroso, Manuel Enrique Díaz Infante, Augusto Gómez Villanueva, Fernando Lerdo de Tejada, María Beatriz Pagés Llergo Rebollar and Claudia Pastor Badilla.

This is in keeping with the terms of the Seventh Transitory Article, Section D of the Mexico City Political Reform.

Claudia Aguilar Barroso holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, a master’s degree in Constitutional Procedural Law from the Universidad Panamericana and has been a professor of Constitutional Law at the Escuela Libre de Derecho for over ten years.

Manuel Enrique Diaz Infante holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and master’s in law from the Universidad Panamericana. In the public sector, he has served as a delegate in the boroughs of Miguel Hidalgo and Alvaro Obregón, and as Federal Deputy, among other public positions.

Augusto Gomez Villanueva has had a distinguished career in the public sector. He has been senator and federal deputy on several occasions, as well as Mexican ambassador to Italy and Nicaragua.

Fernando Lerdo de Tejada holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the  Escuela Libre de Derecho  and a master’s from Stanford University. He has been federal deputy, local deputy, director of the Consumer Bureau and presidential spokesman.

Maria Beatriz Pagés Llergo Rebollar was a professor of journalism and communication at the Anahuac University for ten years and has been an analyst, commentator and columnist in various media. She is currently Director of Siempre! Journal.

Claudia Pastor Bobadilla holds a degree in law from the Universidad del Valle de Mexico and a master’s from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Comparative Public Policy. Among other positions, she has served as manager of the Office of the National Commission to Prevent and Eradicate Violence against Women and Presiding Judge of the Xalapa Regional Hall of  the Federal Electoral Tribunal.

The president instructed these six people to ensure that the content of the Mexico City Constitution is consistent with the provisions of the General Constitution, international treaties, general laws and other regulations that apply in the city.

He also wished the Constituent Assembly success and hoped that the Constitution resulting from its work would strengthen and improve Mexico City’s institutional life.