It will be this Thursday. The official senator José Mayans informed the opposition of Together for Change that he will not provide a quorum.
One day before the plea that Vice President Cristina Kirchner will give in the trial that follows her for corruption in public works, the Senate called a special session to deal with the expansion from 5 to 25 members of the Supreme Court of Justice, one of the issues that obsess Kirchnerism. .
The president of the Frente de Todos bloc, José Mayans, told the opposition that will convene a special session for this Thursday in order to deal with the project promoted by the ruling party with the support of a group of governors that seeks to modify the composition of the highest court of Justice.
From Together for Change they anticipated that they will not give a quorum to Kirchnerism to deal with the initiative, but it is speculated that the ruling party with its own 35 senators plus the accompaniment of the usual allies may reach the 37 necessary to approve the reform.
“The ruling party in the Senate only cares about Cristina’s agenda, which is clearly millions of light years away from the country’s problems,” the president of the Together for Change interbloc told Clarin. Alfredo Cornejoafter knowing the ruling party’s decision.
This Wednesday afternoon, Hyper K Senator Oscar Parrilli had summoned the Justice Commission that he chairs to discuss this Court reform project.
The advance of the ruling party on Cristina Kirchner’s judicial agenda caused surprise in the opposition, which was confident that the expansion project of the Court was almost shelved.
Even a few hours before Mayans communicated to Together for Change the decision to convene a special session, they assured that the Frente de Todos “dreams” of expanding the Court, since Adolfo Rodríguez Saá and Marcelo Lewandowski from Santa Fe had put objections to the proposal.
At the time, the San Luis had assured that “never” he was going to accompany the proposal of 25 members for the Court and maintained his project of 9 courtiers. As reported, Rodríguez Saá defends his proposal, but he would be willing to accompany “if there is an opening of consensus and dialogue with the opposition,” they trusted from the senator’s close circle.
While Lewandoski conditioned his support to the advancement of a project that is locked in Deputies, Justice 2020, an initiative promoted during the government of Mauricio Macri that enabled the creation of new courts in Santa Fe.
However, in the last hours and in the midst of the political tension generated not only by the attack suffered by the vice president but also by the allegations made by the defense of Cristina Kirchner in the trial for the Vialidad case, Kirchnerism advanced with the reform of the highest court.
At the end of June, a group of governors went to the Senate to politically support the Court expansion project that allows each province to nominate its candidate, as promoted at the time.
On that occasion were Axel Kicillof, from Buenos Aires; Gildo Insfrán, from Formosa; Jorge Capitanich, from Chaco; Alberto Rodríguez Saá, from San Luis; Gerardo Zamora, from Santiago del Estero; Gustavo Melella, from Tierra del Fuego; and Raúl Jalil, from Catamarca.
The expansion of the Court already harvests rejections in Deputies
The truth is that the initiative generated strong concern in the political sphere, and from Deputies, different sectors of the opposition warned that the judicial agenda of Kirchnerism was not going to be dealt with this year.
The president of the radical bloc, Mario Negri, described as “nonsense” the ruling party’s proposal, which according to his interpretation “is only explained by the search for impunity.”
From the Civic Coalition, Juan Manuel López told Clarín that “this is Cristina’s last squeeze before the judgment of the Public Works Trial.” “Whatever happens in the Senate, in the Deputies we are going to succeed in obstructing the expansion of the Court,” anticipated the legislator.
The president of the Federal interbloc, Alejandro “Topo” Rodríguez, expressed himself in the same vein, anticipating that “the Chamber of Deputies will not be able to approve any reform of the Court.” “Let them deal with inflation and the social situation, not institutional fantasies,” added the lavagnista.