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Mexico: Supreme Court Minister resigns with more than a decade still left in his tenure

On 8 October 2019, Minister Eduardo Medina Mora resigned from the Supreme Court of Justice, long before his 2030 term-limit was set to expire. Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador accepted Medina Mora`s resignation, which will now be submitted for approval by the Senate in accordance with article 98 of the Constitution, which stipulates that the resignation of ministers can only proceed when severe causes are alleged. Once Medina Mora`s resignation is accepted in the Senate, the President will select three possible candidates for the Senate to consider. The Senate will ratify the three candidates and then proceed to choose one of the three to serve as Minister.