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Two ex-Mexican presidents must testify in the corruption case

Two ex-Mexican presidents must testify in the corruption case

Former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and his predecessor Felipe Calderon are to testify to prosecutors. This opinion was expressed on Wednesday at a press conference by the incumbent head of state Ght. He commented on the statement of the ex-head of the state oil and gas company Pemex, Emilio Lozoya, sent to the supervisory agency, in which he accuses several politicians of corruption.

“Former presidents Calderon and Pena [Nieto], the MP who is mentioned [in the statement], the senators, all mentioned [in the document], for example, the former Minister of Finance [Luis] Videgaray, must testify,” Obrador said.

He noted that this will not mean that they admit their guilt, since the person who brings charges will be obliged to prove them. “But they have to give evidence, I don’t know whether they will need to appear in the prosecutor’s office or send them in writing, this is decided by the supervisory agency,” the head of state added.

Officially accused of corruption, Lozoya claims that Pena Nieto, who ruled the country from 2012 to 2018, used bribes to fund his campaign and bribe members of parliament, assisted in this by Luis Videgaray. The former head of Pemex said on Tuesday that he has video footage, eyewitnesses and documents supporting the information contained in his statement.

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