The Senate rejects the appointment of the Minister of Education

The Senate rejects the appointment of the Minister of Education

The Senate refused an appointment Magali Rivera as Minister of Education.

The Legislative Council voted on the appointment, but 14 members rejected it, while 12 members voted in favor.

This is the second appointment for the Head of the Department of Education (DS) who does not cross the legislative sieve. Last month, Governor Pedro Pierluese retracted the appointment of Elba-Aponte After the Senate Appointments Committee submitted a negative report on the candidate.

In today’s session, Senator Thomas Rivera Schatz (PNP) called Rivera Rivera Suitable person To take over the reins of the DS. He warned that if the Senate rejected the appointment, it would be part of a problem Deprivation from education.


Rivera attended the last Monday to Point of View Appointments CommitteeSenators asked him to present a specific plan to tackle the backlog of schools and the reopening of schools, among other things. After that, the commission issued a negative report About the candidate.

The negative report on the appointment of Rivera, along with three other appointments, prompted Pierluesi to summon the Senate speaker, Jose Dalmau, To take appointments to vote in the plenary session of the legislature.

Of the four appointments that received negative reports, the Senate confirmed two on Friday and rejected two..

Designation Carmen Anna Gonzalez Minister of the Family And that from Ray Quinones as Head of Sports and Recreation division, While The Senate suspended Rivera as well as Javish Collazo as Fire Department commissioner.

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