Mexican president replaces head of anti-corruption agency

Mexico's president has announced he is replacing the head of the government's anti-corruption agency, saying more reforms are needed

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico’s president announced Monday he is replacing the head of the government’s anti-corruption agency, saying more reforms are needed.

One of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s top priorities has been the fight against government waste, fraud and insider contracts.

Since taking office in late 2018, he has relied on Irma Eréndira Sandoval to head the Public Administration Department. But on Monday he said Sandoval will return to her job as an academic, and public administration expert Roberto Salcedo will take her place.

López Obrador said reforms were needed, but did not specify what they might be.

“She complied completely,” López Obrador said of Sandoval, “but we are entering a new stage and we are going to carry out other reforms.”