Horacio Rodrguez Larreta, head of the porteo government.
The head of the Buenos Aires Government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, anticipated in a letter his decision not to attend the meeting called by the National Executive to begin dealing with the transfer of the police to the capital district, noting that he raised before the Supreme Court “the unconstitutionality “of the rule sanctioned by Congress that established the conditions for such transfer to take place.
“I am writing to you in response to the call received in the framework of Law 27,606 relative to the” Agreement for the Progressive Transfer to the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires of Powers and Security Functions in All Non-Federal Matters Exercised in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires. First of all, I want to express that we are prevented from attending the proposed meeting as established by Article 2 of this law since we have judicially raised the unconstitutionality of the same, “said Rodríguez Laretta in a letter to which Telam had access.
In a text addressed to the Ministers of the Interior, Eduardo “Wado” de Pedro, and of Economy, Martín Guzmán, the Buenos Aires president stated that “from the first moment, the City of Buenos Aires has promoted dialogue and agreement as mechanisms for achieve consensus “.
“But we consider that precisely in this case the pre-existing agreements were unilaterally set aside and therefore this Law violates the bases of the federalism of concertation that it seeks to promote. Furthermore, the Law manifestly violates the autonomy of the City of Buenos Aires already that the signing of the Federal Police transfer agreement carried out in 2016 was sufficient to consolidate the transfer of powers and security functions without the need for an additional rule, “the letter explains.
The national government summoned Rodrguez Larreta to agree on the resources that the metropolitan police need to function during 2021
For the head of Government, “it is a law that establishes a violation of the division of powers, legal security, the stability of government acts, the good faith that should govern relations between different levels of government and legitimate trust; and as a consequence, it is intended to bring the autonomy of the City to its knees “.
“In order to mask this intention, through an illusory subsequent agreement, an attempt is made to legitimize this Law within the requirements of the National Constitution, which establishes as necessary the prior agreement of the City as the affected jurisdiction. But this is only a legal fiction intended hide the true purpose of violating the autonomy “of the Buenos Aires district.
In this sense, Rodríguez Larreta insists that “the Law starts from an erroneous premise that distorts any possible calculation, because it establishes that the effective components in 2016 must be taken as the basis of calculation, when the agreement signed that year clarified that It was a transition period and only in 2017 would the transfer be consolidated. “
“We are forced not to validate with our presence the execution of a law that, as we have raised before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation the same day it was published, is unconstitutional and damages the democratic institutions of our country”, underlines.
Days ago, the national government summoned Rodríguez Larreta to the Casa Rosada to agree on the resources that the metropolitan police need to function during 2021, through a letter that bore the signatures of De Pedro and Guzmán, in which they proposed to “define the guidelines of the dialogue process between both jurisdictions, as well as the formation of the pertinent technical teams ”.