MEXICO CITY—The seven justices of Mexico's highest election court will decide who will be that country's next president. A quick look at who they are:
LEONEL CASTILLO—Chief Justice. District court judge since 1981 in Queretaro and Michoacan states. Subsequently a circuit judge and appeals court judge. Author and lecturer. He earned his law degree at San Nicolas de Hidalgo Michoacan State University.
ELOY FUENTES—A former real estate and civil court judge and later a Superior Court judge, he was the tribunal's chief justice in 2004 and 2005. He teaches civil law and has published several articles on election law. His law degree is from the Autonomous National University of Mexico.
JOSE ALEJANDRO LUNA—A judge since 1968, he is a founding member of Mexico's National College of Circuit Judges. He earned a law degree from Chiapas School of Law and has done postgraduate work in law, politics and criminology in Spain.
ALFONSINA BERTA NAVARRO—The only woman on the tribunal, she was the first woman appointed a district court judge in Mexico. She's also a professor at the Arizona University in Guadalajara. Her law degree is from the University of Guadalajara.
J. FERNANDO OJESTO MARTINEZ—A professor and frequent author and lecturer on electoral law, he served as the tribunal's chief justice from 2000 to 2004. He was first appointed to Mexico's federal bench in 1987. He holds a B.A. and Ph.D. in law from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as a master's degree in public administration and public policy from the London School of Economics.
J. JESUS OROZCO—A prominent legal scholar, he was appointed to the tribunal without previous judicial experience. He's taught constitutional law at several Mexican universities, including the National Autonomous University of Mexico, where he got his law degree. He also holds a master's in comparative law from UCLA.
MAURO MIGUEL REYES—A former private attorney, legal scholar and judge, he's written and lectured widely on the newly constituted federal election tribunal. He received his law degree from the Autonomous University of Puebla, where he was a professor emeritus.
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