AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESurfer attacked by shark near Channel Islands calls rescue a ‘Christmas miracle’The congressional uproar came hours after Calderon appointed several more allies to his Cabinet despite promises to build a coalition government. The president-elect has pledged to reach out to the millions who didn’t vote for him by building a coalition government that will adopt several of his rival’s proposals to help the poor. So far, however, he has stacked his Cabinet with militants from his National Action Party who are likely to maintain the status quo. Francisco Ramirez Acuna will be the new interior secretary, the government’s No. 2 post in charge of domestic security and political affairs. The former Jalisco governor has been criticized for turning a blind eye as police detained dozens of protesters during an international summit in 2004. In a report last week, the U.N. Committee Against Torture expressed concern about the arrests. Critics said his appointment could signal a departure from Fox’s hands-off approach to demonstrations. Ricardo Aleman, a columnist for El Universal newspaper, called him a “barbarian.” Accepting his appointment, Ramirez Acuna pledged to respect human rights and work with unions, rural organizations, university students and opposition parties. His foreign secretary will be Patricia Espinosa, who was ambassador to several European countries. Arturo Sarukhan, who served as consul general in New York during the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, will be Espinosa’s chief aide, in charge of U.S. relations. Calderon says his government will ensure Mexico’s political and economic stability.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MEXICO CITY – President-elect Felipe Calderon named a governor tied to a violent crackdown on protesters to his Cabinet on Tuesday, while leftist and ruling party lawmakers came to blows in Mexico’s Congress over fears that the opposition would try to sabotage the inauguration. The shoving and shouting match was likely a preview of protests to come as Calderon prepares to be sworn in Friday, taking charge of a fiercely divided nation after beating leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador by less than a percentage point. The congressional chaos began when conservative legislators took over the podium, amid rumors that leftist lawmakers planned to seize Congress to block Friday’s inauguration, as they did before President Vicente Fox’s Sept. 1 State of the Nation speech. The leftists quickly followed, and scuffles broke out as Jorge Zermeno, the president of the lower house, called repeatedly for calm. He then suspended the session until Friday’s inauguration.