Mexico’s president is calling on two of his predecessors to testify about corruption allegations against them.
In Mexico City on Wednesday, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made the request after former Pemex Chief Emilio Lozoya accused former Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto of corruption.
Lozoya, who was extradited from Spain last month, claimed Nieto took more than $4 million in bribes for his 2012 presidential campaign.
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon was also implicated when Lozoya said a chemical plant received benefits during his administration.Report Ad
“The lawmakers that are mentioned, the senators, all those mentioned have to testify, including ex-Finance Minister Videgaray,” stated President Lopez Obrador.
He also said Lozoya has to produce evidence to substantiate his claims against the politicians. The two former Mexican presidents have not yet directly responded to the allegations leveled against them.