This Monday, the Secretary of the Interior, Luisa María Alcalde, confirmed the resignation of the undersecretary of Democratic Development, Social Participation and Religious Affairs of the Segob, César Yáñez Centenoa man close to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador
Through her X account, the head of Segob announced the departure of Yáñez and the appointment of the political scientist, Mariana Rodríguez, as the new undersecretary.
“Hello, how are you? We wanted to inform you today that we are going to change the post office. a change of responsibilities, of assignments not of positions, as the president rightly says. Cesar Yáñez is leaving for another responsibility. Tell him that we love him very much, that we thank him very much for everything he did in this space (…) And Mariana Rodríguez arrives in his place, she is a young political scientist who has been accompanying the president and that we are going to receive her here with great affection. And we still have a few months left to carry out various activities, so we wanted to announce that to you today,” declared Mayor Luján.
Yáñez Centeno also participated in that intervention, who only He made brief reference to the closing of the six-year term in eight months.
“First, I wish you and Mariana luck, I’m getting ahead of myself, but I wish you success, luck, and we have to close well,” said the now former official.
It turned out that César Yáñez’s departure will be to join the campaign team of Claudia Sheinbaum in the four remaining months of the electoral process leading up to June 2.
The former undersecretary was considered a character close to President Andrés Manuel López Obrador since his participation in the PRD and in the three presidential campaigns.
On December 1, 2018, he assumed the position of General Coordinator of Politics and Government of the Presidency of the Republic and it was not until June 2022 that he was appointed Undersecretary of Democratic Development, Social Participation and Religious Affairs of the Ministry of the Interior.
He also served as Secretary of Communication, Press and Propaganda of the National Regeneration Movement party (Morena) from 2015 to 2020; and was general director of Social Communication of the government of the Federal District from 2000 to 2005.
In October 2018, months before López Obrador took office as president, Yañez appeared on the cover of Hola magazine, as part of a publication that highlighted his wedding with the current federal representative Dulce María Silva in Puebla, where López Obrador attended as president-elect, generating criticism from opponents and people related to the current government, who considered that said celebration contradicted the austerity principles of their movement.
In the book “The King of Cash” written by journalist Elena Chávez, who was Yáñez’s wife for 18 years, it is noted irregular practices related to the financing of López Obrador’s presidential campaigns, in which César Yáñez is involved.