MEXICO CITY — The National Commission for Internal Justice of the National Executive Board (CEN) of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) unanimously decided to expel definitively from their ranks Javier Duarte Ochoa, former governor of Veracruz and fugitive of justice, on the grounds of being a persona non grata.
Arturo Zamora, technical secretary of the aforementioned authority, claimed that this decision stems from the fact that Duarte de Ochoa is allegedly responsible for committing certain felonies, and therefore lacks integrity.
“It has been demonstrated that former governor Javier Duarte incurred in such activities during his tenure in Veracruz,” added Zamora.
On behalf of the Commission he stated that the behavior of the fugitive politician “violated the ethical code of the party” and that his “ill performance” as governor also breached PRI rules.
After pointing out that the party will not cover for anyone, Arturo Zamora said that the CEN is working on “other” procedures, referring to former PRI governors of Chihuahua and Quintana Roo César Duarte and Roberto Borge.