Alberto Begné Guerra is the new undersecretary of Prevention and Citizen Participation of the Interior Secretariat.
The undersecretary position was leaderless after the resignation on Nov. 25 of the former spokesman for the Green Party, Arturo Escobar, who was investigated for alleged electoral crimes.
In a message to the media, the Interior Secretary, Miguel Ángel Osorio Chong said the appointment is through the instruction of President Enrique Peña Nieto, to strengthen crime prevention programs to rebuild the social fabric.
“Today, on the instruction of President Enrique Peña Nieto, I formally swore in as undersecretary Mr. Alberto Begné … This is a program is giving important results, the instruction is deepening, working very closely with citizens, making the government as we have been doing with civil society, organizations and people. Welcome,” he said.
The Interior Secretary, who was accompanied by the senior officer, Jorge Márquez, said it is working in 230 Polygons where more than 5 million Mexicans to form community with a lasting harmonious coexistence.
Alberto Begné Guerra, the new undersecretary is the former leader of the Social Democratic Party. He was the Executive Secretary of Electoral Civic Training, then was at the Federal Electoral Institute (now the INE) and the Executive Secretary of the Federal Institute of Access to Public Information.
He holds a degree in Law and a Masters in International Relations. He was professor of UNAM, ITAM and CIDE and contributor to national newspapers.
On Nov. 25, 2015, Arturo Escobar resigned his post as undersecretary of Prevention and Citizen Participation of the Interior Secretariat as Specialized Care Electoral Crimes Prosecutor (Fepade) requested an arrest warrant against him for allegedly committing electoral crimes while he was spokesman and secretary of electoral processes for the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico (PVEM).
Since then, the Undersecretariat was leaderless.
The Undersecretary of Prevention and Citizen Participation is responsible for the National Program for Social Prevention of Violence and Crime (PRONAPRED) with a budget of 2 billion pesos.