• If ratified, Gómez González will be tasked with implementing the National Anti-Corruption System in conjunction with all the country’s authorities and civil society.
  • If ratified, Dr. Cervantes Andrade will, in conjunction with Congress and civil society, create a model to make the Attorney General’s Office more effective and modern.

President Enrique Peña Nieto will submit the nomination of Arely Gómez González as Civil Service Secretary to the Senate for ratification in accordance with the provisions of Section II of Article 89 in relation with section II, Article 76, of the Mexican Constitution and the provisions of the second paragraph of Article 37 of the Organic Law of Federal Public Administration.

The president thanked Arely Gómez Master for her outstanding work as Attorney General.  Her dedication and effort in the performance of her duties is an example of excellence in public service and commitment in the fight against crime in our country.

Arely Gómez González holds a degree in law from the Universidad Anahuac and a Master’s degree in Comparative Public Policies from the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (Mexico), with a specialty in Tax Law from the Universidad Panamericana.

She has served as Attorney General, Assistant Legal Attorney and Director of International Affairs and Special Prosecutor for Electoral Crimes in the same department.

In the Legislative Branch, she was elected Senator for the period from 2012-2018. She has extensive experience in the Judicial Branch, serving as Head of the National Affairs Units of the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Branch; General Secretary of the Presidency and Chief Clerk of the Supreme Court of Justice, Private Secretary of the President of the Supreme Court of Justice and the Council of the Federal Judiciary, as well as Secretary of Study and Account of the First Hall of what was formerly the Tax Court of the Federation.

In the academic sphere, she held the chair of electoral criminal law in the electoral law specialty at the Autonomous University of Mexico.

If ratified as Civil Service Secretary, Gómez González will be tasked with implementing the National Anti-Corruption System in conjunction with all the authorities in the country but particularly civil society.

As a result of the vacancy created in the Attorney General's Office, the president will submit  the nomination of Dr. Raúl Cervantes Andrade as Attorney General to the Senate for consideration in terms of the provisions of Articles 89, section IX and Section 102 A of the Mexican Constitution.

Raúl Cervantes Andrade holds a degree in law from the Universidad Iberoamericana and a doctorate in law from the Universidad Panamericana, with honors and cum laude from the same university. He has four specialties in Corporate Economic Law; Financial Law and International Trade; Criminal Law, and Injunctions, and a postgraduate degree in Banking Law; He completed a Specialization in Injunction in the Federal Judicial Bachelor’s Degree Program offered by the Institute of Judicial Specialization  of the Supreme Court of Justice and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Instituto Panamericano de Alta Dirección.

He has been a Federal Deputy twice  and is a senator on leave of absence.

In academia, he has been professor of Constitutional Law, Corporate Law and Labor Law at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM), professor of Introduction to Law and Commercial Law at the Motolinía University and a speaker at various national and international forums. 

If ratified by the Senate, Dr. Cervantes Andrade will work with Congress, civil society and academia to develop the best model for Attorney General’s office so that justice criminal will be able to meet the country’s social demands and needs.

Until Dr. Cervantes Andrade’s nomination is confirmed and since he has been granted leave of absence as a Senator, as of today, president has appointed him Deputy Attorney General Legal and Director of International Affairs, in terms of the applicable regulations, so that he may perform the functions as head of this agency.