The Superior Court of Justice of Corrientes reversed the judicial strategy of the Frente de Todos to postpone the provincial elections called by Governor Gustavo Valdés to August 29. The PJ controller, Juan Zabaleta, had requested the cancellation of the call considering that the deadlines established in the provincial Constitution had not been respected, and added as an extra argument the increase in the number of coronavirus cases projected for next month.
First it was the judge with electoral competence, María Eugenia Herrero, and then the Chamber of Appeals in Administrative and Electoral Litigation who rejected the judicialization of the electoral process.
The attempt to delay the provincial elections It was intended to buy time to be able to reorganize the Frente de Todos, which appears fragmented and with little chance of wresting power from the radical Valdés.
“The decree signed by the governor is, at least, a legal idiot since it clearly violates what the Electoral Code establishes, since the mandatory 90 days between the call and the date of elections are not met,” national senator Ana had questioned. Almirón (FdT) when Peronism appealed to Justice.
And he maintained that the call for elections “contradicts each one of the people of Corrientes and Corrientes who are in the task of preserving life in a pandemic, especially if one takes into account how complex August is for respiratory diseases and the impossibility of guarantee cross ventilation in schools ”.
A month after the judicialization of the electoral process, the ministers of the Superior Court of Justice, Luis Eduardo Rey Vázquez, Eduardo Panseri, Fernando Augusto Niz, Guillermo Horacio Semhan and Alejandro Alberto Chain, buried the claims of the Frente de Todos.
The controller of the PJ of Corrientes, the mayor of Hurlingham Juan Zabaleta, already landed in the province. There he must work against the clock to define the candidacies for governor and vice, but also the list of provincial deputies and senators. Is that Saturday at midnight closes the deadline to complete the lists.
In the Front of All, that formed an alliance of 23 parties, the best positioned to head the formula seems to be Fabián Ríos, the former mayor of the capital and current manager of Yacyretá. Your name would have the wink of the Casa Rosada and also the Instituto Patria, since it is considered a K of the first hour. Carlos “Camau” Espínola and the national camper deputy José “Pitín” Aragón also appear with chances.
In the official ECO-Cambiemos we only need to define who will accompany Valdés in the formula. On Monday, the ruling coalition will make the formal presentation of its candidates and they are already working on the campaign, which will be very different from the previous ones due to the coronavirus pandemic.