Mini shuffle takes place


President Felipe Calderón has reshuffled some of his Cabinet in a final move before presidential elections next year.

Finance Minister Ernesto Cordero has resigned his position and is widely expected to be the National Action Party (PAN) candidate in next year’s election to replace Calderon who has served his single term limit. His position as Finance Minister has been filled by José Antonio Meade. Meade has considerable experience in the finance ministry and was previously Energy Minister.

Jordy Herrera Flores becomes the new Energy Minister.

Meanwhile, José Ángel Córdova resigned as Health Minister and was replaced by Salomón Chertorivski. Córdova is expected to stand in his home state as a state governor next year.

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