AMLO supported Delfina Gómez before complaints of “tithes” to employees of the municipality of Texcoco

“Honest and dignified woman”, this is how López Obrador expressed himself before accusations against Delfina Gómez for salary withholding (Photo: REUTERS / Carlos Jasso)

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) defended delphine gomez, Secretary of Public Education (SEP), before the accusations by wage withholding that would cost Morena a fine of more than 4 billion pesos.

“Our solidarity with the teacher Delfina because there is a very unfair campaign against her.”

This happens six days later that the resolution of the Electoral Court of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) where a millionaire sanction was guaranteed, on January 12; just like him be quiet of the official in her first appearance after the ruling.

Despite this, the president assured that said complaint had no effect pointing out that the topic was brought up again due to the upcoming elections in the State of Mexico (Edomex).

“It seems very unfair to me that the teacher is attacked in that way (…) They come back with the same thing,” he said during his morning conference.


The Court ruled that during his tenure as municipal president of Texcoco (2012-2015), Delfina used a financing scheme to support Morena’s activities, through the retention of a percentage of workers’ salary of the municipality and the Comprehensive Development System for the Family (DIF), whose credited amount is 2 million 264 thousand 612

But it was not until 2017 that the National Action Party (PAN) filed a complaint against him, when he was persecuting the government of Edomex, for allegedly deducting a percentage of the salary of City Hall workers between the months of February 2013 and July 2015.

Given the accusations, on September 3, 2021, the General Council of the National Electoral Institute (INE) accredited an infraction in matters of control by the partigo guinda, for which he imposed a sanction of 4 million 529 thousand pesos.

However, the electoral body considered that a concrete and direct benefit was not accredited in favor of the electoral campaign of Gómez Álvarez, which is why the resolution was appealed by the icing party and National Action.


Even with the account of the facts, Andrés Manuel expressed trust in Gómez Álvarez, then, he assured in his morning conference, “she is honest, worthy and an example.”

“I am proud that she is the Secretary of Education of the Federal Government.”


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