The Argentine president adds controversial electoral ruling to the trial

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Fernández, also a Peronist, pointed out in a televised message that democracy has been “hostage to a group of judges” and announced that he will send the background information on these decisions so that they can be added to the impeachment proceedings that the Executive is promoting in the Judgment Commission. Politician of the Chamber of Deputies.

Suspended elections in Tucumán and San Juan

The Supreme Court suspended the elections in Tucumán and San Juan (northwest) on Tuesday after accepting unconstitutionality appeals filed by the opposition against the candidacies of the current governors for allegedly not respecting the alternation in power.

Argentine President Alberto Fernández in a file photograph.  BLAZETRENDS/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni
Argentine President Alberto Fernández in a file photograph. BLAZETRENDS/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

But, for the Argentine president, the Supreme Court’s decision “violates the division of powers and federalism.”

“The Supreme Court has shown once again that it is capable of adapting its decisions to the political needs of the opposition and has revealed its anti-democratic character and its profound disregard for the federal regime,” said Fernández.

The president once again linked former President Mauricio Macri (2015-2019), from the opposition coalition Together for Change, to the Supreme Court’s decision: “The judges appointed by decree by Macri continue to respond to his orders.”

Fernández told the judges that “they cannot manipulate electoral times” and overwhelm the provinces “preserving the interests of their political friends or business friends” and warned that they will accompany the decisions made by the provincial governments.

Tension between the Supreme Court and the Government

The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, in a file photograph.  BLAZETRENDS/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni
Argentine President Alberto Fernández in a file photograph. BLAZETRENDS/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni

The controversial ruling raises the tension between the Supreme Court and the government of Alberto Fernández and the vice president, Cristina Fernández, who are promoting a political trial against the four judges of the highest court and judicial reform projects, by criticizing what they call the “judicial party”. ” due to the convictions of the former president (2007-2015) for corruption.

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Both the governor of San Juan, Sergio Uñac, and that of Tucumán, Juan Manzur, decided to abide by the sentence and at the same time fight for their re-election: San Juan will go ahead with the election of mayors, councilors and deputies next Sunday, instead Tucumán considered that the ruling also affects the call for the other categories.

The decision of the Supreme Court has heated up the electoral atmosphere in a year in which presidential elections will be held next October.

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