MEXICO CITY (Reuters) -Mexican President-elect Claudia Sheinbaum on Thursday named Omar Garcia Harfuch to be her security minister in a bid to repeat the successes in fighting crime she had as mayor of Mexico City.

Harfuch, as Sheinbaum’s security chief when she ran the capital from 2018 to 2023, was credited with halving the homicide rate in the city.

In 2020, Harfuch survived an assassination attempt in which he was shot in the shoulder, collarbone and knee.

Sheinbaum also named current Security Minister Rosa Rodriguez to be her interior minister, while current head of the ruling party Morena, Mario Delgado, was named as her education minister.

Ariadna Montiel will continue as wellbeing minister, Sheinbaum announced.

(Reporting by Adriana Barrera and Anthony Esposito; Writing by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Sarah Morland)

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