Although it is about two key initiatives For the ruling party – one is promoted by Alberto Fernández and the other Cristina Kirchner-, for months the projects of Judicial Reform and the Public Prosecutor’s Office have continued bogged down in Deputies for the same reason: without its own majority, the Frente de Todos does not obtain sufficient support to be able to approve them.
But in sectors of the opposition there are distrust on what the ruling bloc could try before the legislative change in December.
“There are several deputies whose mandate is ending, it would not draw my attention if the ruling party is targeting them. They will be available and will be very easy to convince in exchange for some charge.or. It is something that has already been seen, ”said a legislator from the Juntos por el Cambio de la Cámara de Diputados bloc.
The acting attorney Eduardo Casal. Photo Juano Tesone.
“We are going to be very alert and very vigilant so that they do not try to remove those two laws, “he warned Clarion PRO deputy Pablo Tonelli.
In other opposition blocs they evaluate as probable that Kirchnerism seeks to advance with both laws, but after the November election.
“I see the ruling party very in campaign mode and without energy to expose themselves to something that could go wrong and mean a very strong defeat ”, observed an opposition deputy.
“If they take him to the precinct before the election they would expose themselves to a major scandal, that’s why I don’t think they will try. I suppose they will wait to see how the election ends and how people express themselves, “they said on the bench of Together for Change led by radical Cordovan Mario Negri.
Of the two initiatives, the most important for Kirchnerism is that of the Public Prosecutor’s Office, which has already been approved by the Senate.
Among its basic points, it states that the attorney general’s term is reduced to five years -now it is for life-; to remove him, a political trial will not be necessary; and the system is changed to replace it in case of vacancy.
The other key is that to choose it will require an absolute majority of the Senate (37 votes) instead of the two thirds currently in force (48).
If the law is approved, the interim attorney Eduardo Casal may automatically be removed.
Day by day, the ruling party gathers 41 own senators. Even making a very bad choice, after the legislative change the bench aligned with Cristina Kirchner it would add at least 37 senators.
Help from an ally
With the unexpected support of the Mendoza deputy Jose Luis Ramon, who has just joined the Frente de Todos, in mid-May the reform project to the Public Prosecutor’s Office had a commission opinion.
Thus, the project initiative was ready for the ruling party to take it to the campus as soon as it reaches the 129 legislators of the quorum.
Today would be between four and six deputies. For some, the difference may even be slightly less.
In 2017, the administration of Mauricio Macri he also tried to change the law of the Procurator, lower the majorities for his election and cut his mandate.
The Judicial Reform project, which aims to liquefy the power of Comodoro Py, also continues to be locked in Congress by the lack of votes.
The initiative was presented by the own Alberto Fernandez on July 29 of last year, during an act in the White Room of the Casa Rosada.
A month later, on August 28, the Chamber of Senators approved the Executive’s bill and turned it over to Deputies, where is he still stuck.
“I continue to hope that the Chamber of Deputies will deign to deal with the reform that I have proposed for the Federal Justice,” the President complained in November of last year.
Deputy José Luis Ramón arrives at Casa Rosada on a skateboard to see Alberto Fernández.
The project raises the number of Federal Courts in the City from 12 to 46, and, after negotiations with the governors, enlarges – with more than 60 new Federal Courts, 9 Appeals Chambers and oral courts – the judicial structures of the provinces.
Last year, the ruling party had reported that the Judicial Reform twould have a cost of 1,939 million of pesos. According to the opposition, the figure would actually amount to $ 6 billion.