delphine gomez Alvarez will leave the command of the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) after Brunette granted him to lead the party in front of the electoral elections in the State of Mexico (Edomex) towards 2023, after having been selected in various survey instruments.
For this reason, the SEP will be vacant in the coming dayswhen the current secretary assumes the coordination of the defense committees of the National Regeneration Movement in the state of Mexico, and then take the candidacy for the governorship.
In that canon, and in the face of speculation about who will assume the position within the presidential cabinet, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) anticipated that the person who will take the place of Delfina Gómez will be a woman.
And it is that, among the possible options, they came to consider Max Arriagacurrent general director of Educational Materials of the SEP, to Oscar Flores Jimenez of the Administration and Finance Unit of the same dependency or to Luciana Concheiro BorquezUndersecretary of Higher Education.
However, the male profiles were ruled out after the statements of the head of the Mexican state, so the names of women began to sound even more, such as Bertha Lujan, current president of the National Council of Morena and mother of Luisa María Alcalde, Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare (STPS); Raquel Sosa Elizaga Coordinator of Benito Juárez García Welfare Universities (UBBJG) Y Rosaura Ruizcurrent Secretary of Education, Science and Technology and Innovation of Mexico City (Sectei).
However, the rumor began to circulate on social networks that during the morning conference next Tuesday, August 9, López Obrador will announce the replacement of Gómez Álvarez, who allegedly will be Maria Elena Alvarez-Buylla, head of the National Council for Science and Technology (Conacyt); This was confirmed by the journalist Mario Maldonado through his Twitter account.
The controversial director of Conacyt was appointed head of said institution in 2018, with the arrival of the Fourth Transformation to the federal administration. However, she has been one of the most controversial officials around her, from scandalous statements to the cancellation of scholarships and financial support for science.
He was born in 1959 in Mexico City. has a master in Sciencespecializing in plant ecology by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in addition to having doctoral studies in Botany from the University of California.
It is also full-time professor at the Institute of Ecology from UNAM, as well as from the Center for Complexity Sciences of the same institution, since 1992. For his part, he holds the degree of level III researcher of the National System of Researchers since 2001; the highest within Conacyt.
The academic has been recognized on multiple occasions for her research. In 1994 received the Society of American Naturalists Young Investigator Award and three years later she was decorated with the Distinction of the National University for Young Academics, while in 1999 she received another award from the Mexican Academy of Sciences.
However, her academic achievements are not why AMLO’s presumed letter to head the SEP is recognized in Mexico, since several scandals revolve around the biologist, such as her statements about the “neoliberal science” or “western science” with which the official detracted from the technological advances of the last century.
For his part, he recently appeared before the Chamber of Senators after 10 months of having been summoned to the attorney general of the republic, Alexander Gertz Manero, for the investigations against various investigators of the Conacyt accused of organized crime and operation with resources of illicit origin.
Meanwhile, during the hearing, Alvarez-Buylla he limited himself to evading the questions and accusing the legislators of “lying” and displaying “false data”.