The Business Coordinating Council (CCE) began the race for the presidential succession to relieve Carlos Salazar Lomelín next March. So far, two candidates for the chair of the business leadership have raised their hands: Bosco de la Vega, former president of the National Agricultural Council (CNA) and Francisco Cervantes, former leader of the Confederation of Industrial Chambers (Concamin), with the challenge of rebuilding the “fractured relationship” Private Initiative-federal government to finalize agreements.
Bosco de la Vega, supported by the agri-food sector in Mexico and who claims to enjoy a “good relationship” with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, acknowledges that the CCE-AMLO government relationship “has been complex”; but if he reaches the Presidency of the business organization, he will have to rebuild the relationship and strengthen it to influence long-term decisions.
In an interview with El Economista, De la Vega Valladolid warns that the business sector lacks representation in Congress, strength to defend the Free Trade Agreements with the world, greater communication with workers and improve relations with the government.
Throughout his career, the Sinaloan businessman, who is a producer of potatoes, wheat and corn, stands out: “I have liked to convince, seeking diplomacy and independence to be able to represent the sector (in turn)”.
If he turns out to be elected by the 7 voting bodies that make up the CCE, Bosco de la Vega agrees to collaborate with the federal government to contribute to having a better country, which generates opportunities for Mexicans. Prior to his registration, the former head of the CNA has concentrated on seeking support from the rest of the businessmen from the different productive sectors that make up the CCE, since it affirms that the Mexican Business Council (CMN) -which eventually its vote would be in favor of Francisco Cervantes- does not represent the entire entrepreneurship.
“The CMN represents one of the seven votes… it is as if I believed that I am solid if I only had the CNA. But I am going to talk to everyone and that democracy decides, that the IP rises to the occasion to have a better scheme for the country”, commented Bosco de la Vega. From last Wednesday the 26th and until next Monday the 31st of January, registration will be open to candidates for the presidency of the CCE, so that next March the Ordinary General Assembly of the CCE will be held.
A few days ago, Carlos Salazar reported that the registration of candidates for the presidency of the CCE had begun, adding a comment in public: “I was already enormously worn out after such an enormous activity, such as the one we have handled in the last three years. Trying to promote what we believe in, to have an honesty, especially intellectual in what we implement every day”.
Francisco Cervantes was the first to register his candidacy for the presidential chair of the CCE, sheltered by his industrial union and accompanied by the current leader of the Concamin, José Abugaber. This medium sought Francisco Cervantes, and replied that he would report on his aspiration to the CCE candidacy in the days following the registration.
The organizations that will have voice and vote: AMIS, ABM, Concamin, Concanaco, Coparmex, CNA and CMN. The organizations with only Voice are: Caintra, Canacintra, ANTAD, Canaco Mexico City, Amafore, COMCE, AMIB.