In line with the harsh criticisms that the vice president usually launches Cristina Kirchner against the Supreme Court, the president Alberto Fernandez He affirmed yesterday: “In Justice we must put our hand, without any doubt, what it means to change things.” At the same time, he lashed out at the non-intervention of the highest court in cases involving his running mate and the former vice president Beloved Boudou, convicted of the illegal purchase of the Ciccone company.
“One wonders, how can it be that the transfer of those two judges [por Leopoldo Bruglia y Pablo Bertuzzi] have institutional gravity and urgency, but the review of the sentence of a vice president is not urgent or serious [Amado Boudou] to more than 5 years in prison. By what criteria does the Court act? Cristina Kirchner has eleven appeals before the Court that never received any response. Doesn’t this have urgency or institutional gravity? “, Asked the President. He also added that the Judicial Power” is the only one of the powers that in 30 years of democracy was not reviewed in detail “, and warned: “The time has come for us to do it.”
During the interview, the President also questioned as “inequitable” the use of per saltum, an “unusual resource” that the high court only used “in the transfer of the two judges of the Federal Chamber” and “when Cristina sent the law of democratization of Justice “, he indicated.
“In Justice we have to put our hands, without any doubt; putting a hand means correcting things, institutionally speaking, with laws. Procedures and forms must be changed, “said Fernández in dialogue with radio AM 750.
“Court [argentina] it was thought as the North American Court, a court that controls the constitutionality of the rulings, verifies that constitutional norms are not violated, “added the President, and asked to take the recommendations of the so-called” Beraldi Commission “, such as the reform of the per saltum and “the possibility of creating a body similar to the supreme court of Spain”, which, as he explained, “is not a court that is below the Supreme Court, but is on par. It handles all those cases that the Court calls of arbitrariness “.
In veiled and renewed criticism of the highest court, he explained that “instead of the Court receiving these arbitrary cases and deciding whether or not it takes them at will, that court should analyze [esos casos en los que hay] arbitrariness”.
Advance in Congress
As anticipated THE NATION In its edition yesterday, the Government foresees that in the summer the Congress will deal with the two pending bills that propose profound reforms in the Justice, although it contemplates the possibility of having modifications, so that they can gather the necessary votes and pass the filter of the Chamber of Deputies, according to THE NATION high government sources.
The two pending initiatives, which were already approved by the Senate, which the vice president controls, and which are in the lower house, are the judicial reform law, which provides for the creation of 46 new federal courts in the Federal Capital, which include the current 12 of Comodoro Py 2002, and the norm that anticipates to make flexible the necessary majorities to elect the attorney general of the Nation. Both provoked demonstrations and banners in Congress and in the Obelisk, and the opposition denounced that they were initiatives that sought to consecrate the impunity of Cristina Kirchner.
The so-called judicial reform, considered by the Government one of the pillars of its management, in fact dilutes the power of Comodoro Py and multiplies the new courts from the merger of the 12 courts of the Criminal and Correctional jurisdiction with the 11 of the Economic Criminal .
In the case of the reform of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, the bill eliminates the requirement of two thirds of the votes in the Senate for the election of the new attorney and reduces his mandate to five years, extendable for another five.
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