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Cabinet of Mexico

The cabinet of Mexico is the Executive Cabinet (Spanish: Gabinete Legal) and is a part of the executive branch of the Mexican government. It consists of eighteen Secretaries of State, the head of the federal executive legal office and the Attorney General.

In addition to the legal Executive Cabinet there are other Cabinet-level administration offices that report directly to the President of the Republic (Gabinete Ampliado). Officials from the legal and extended Cabinet (Gabinete Legal y Ampliado) are subordinate to the President.

Contents

  • Constitutional and legal basis 1
  • Secretary selection process 2
  • Cabinet and Cabinet-level officials 3
    • Cabinet 3.1
    • Cabinet-level administration offices 3.2
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Constitutional and legal basis

The term "Cabinet" does not appear in the Constitution, where reference is made only to the Secretaries of State. Article 89 of the Constitution provides that the President of Mexico can assign and remove Secretaries of State.

Article 26 of the parliamentary systems). The main interaction that Cabinet members have with the legislative branch are regular testimonials before Congressional committees to justify their actions, and coordinate executive and legislative policy in their respective fields of jurisdiction.

Secretary selection process

The Executive Cabinet members are appointed by the President of the Republic. Only the Attorney General needs to be approved by the Senate. (not 2014)

Cabinet Secretaries are often selected from past and current governors, senators, and other political office holders. Private citizens such as businessmen or former military officials are also common Cabinet choices.

It is not rare for a Secretary to be moved from one Secretariat to another. For example, former Secretary of Energy Fernando Canales Clariond had previously served as Secretary of Economy and former Secretary of Education Josefina Vázquez Mota has previously served as Secretary of Social Development.

Cabinet and Cabinet-level officials

Cabinet

Department Title Incumbent Image in Office since

Secretariat of the Interior
(Spanish: Secretaría de Gobernación)
Secretary of the Interior
(Spanish: Secretario de Gobernación)
Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong[1] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Foreign Affairs
(Spanish: Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores)
Secretary of Foreign Affairs
(Spanish: Secretaria de Relaciones Exteriores)
José Antonio Meade Kuribreña[1] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit
(Spanish: Secretaría de Hacienda y Crédito Público)
Secretary of Finance
(Spanish: Secretario de Hacienda)
Luis Videgaray Caso[1] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of National Defense
(Spanish: Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional)
Secretary of Defense
(Spanish: Secretario de Defensa)
Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Navy
(Spanish: Secretaría de Marina)
Secretary of Navy
(Spanish: Secretario de Marina)
Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Economy
(Spanish: Secretaría de Economia)
Secretary of Economy
(Spanish: Secretario de Economía)
Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal[3] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Social Development
(Spanish: Secretaría de Desarrollo Social)
Secretary of Social Development
(Spanish: Secretario de Desarrollo Social)
Rosario Robles Berlanga[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of the Civil Service
Spanish: Secretaría de la Función Pública
Secretary of the Civil Service
Spanish: Secretario de la Función Pública
Julián Alfonso Olivas December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Communications and Transportation
(Spanish: Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes)
Secretary of Communications
(Spanish: Secretario de Comunicaciones)
Gerardo Ruiz Esparza[4] December 1, 2012

Secretary of Labor and Social Welfare
(Spanish: Secretaría del Trabajo y Previsión Social)
Secretary of Labor
(Spanish: Secretario del Trabajo)
Alfonso Navarrete Prida[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources
(Spanish: Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales)
Secretary of Environment
(Spanish: Secretario de Medio Ambiente)
Juan José Guerra Abud[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Energy
(Spanish: Secretaría de Energía)
Secretary of Energy
(Spanish: Secretario de Energía)
Pedro Joaquín Coldwell[1] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food
(Spanish: Secretaría de Agricultura, Ganadería, Desarrollo Rural, Pesca y Alimentación)
Secretary of Agriculture
(Spanish: Secretario de Agricultura)
Enrique Martínez y Martínez[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Public Education
(Spanish: Secretaría de Educación Pública)
Secretary of Education
(Spanish: Secretario de Educación)
Emilio Chuayffet Chemor[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Health
(Spanish: Secretaría de Salud)
Secretary of Health
(Spanish: Secretario de Salud)
Mercedes Juan López[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Tourism
(Spanish: Secretaría de Turismo)
Secretary of Tourism
(Spanish: Secretaria de Turismo)
Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas[2] December 1, 2012

Secretariat of Agrarian Development and Urban Planning
Spanish: Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario Territorial y Urbano
Secretary of Agrarian Development and Urban Planning
Spanish: Secretario de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano
[2] December 1, 2012

Cabinet-level administration offices

Some positions are not part of the legal Executive Cabinet, but have cabinet-level rank therefore their incumbents are considered members of the extended cabinet (Gabinete ampliado).

Some of the cabinet-level administration offices are:
Department Title Incumbent Image in Office since

National Council for Culture and Arts
(Spanish: Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las artes.)
President of the National Council for Culture and Arts
(Spanish: Presidente del Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las artes)
Rafael Tovar y Teresa March 3, 2009

National System for Integral Family Development
(Spanish: Desarrollo Integral de la Familia)
Director of National System for Integral Family Development
(Spanish: Director del Desarrollo Integral de la Familia)
Angelica Rivera March 6, 2013

National Institute for Women
(Spanish: Instituto Nacional para las Mujeres)
President of National Institute for Women
(Spanish: Presidente del Instituto Nacional para las Mujeres)
María del Rocio García Gaytan 2006

National Commission of Sport
(Spanish: CONADE)
President of CONADE
(Spanish: Presidente del CONADE)
Jesús Mena Campos 2009

Chief of Staff
(Spanish: Presidencia de la Republica)
Chief of Staff
(Spanish: Jefe de la Presidencia)
Aurelio Nuño Mayer[2] December 1, 2012

Presidential Chief of Security Staff
(Spanish: Estado Mayor Presidencial (EMP))
Chief of the Presidential Security Staff (EMP)
(Spanish: Jefe del Estado Mayor Presidencial (EMP))
Roberto Miranda[2] December 1, 2012

National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples
(Spanish: Comision Nacional para el Desarrollo de los Pueblos Indigenas)
Commissioner for the Development of Indigenous Peoples
(Spanish: Comisionado para el desarrollo de pueblos indigenas.)
Luis Héctor Álvarez December 9, 2009

References

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l
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External links

  • Executive Cabinet
  • CIA: Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Mexico
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