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Argentine government denies any re-re-election plan; opposition don’t believe them even if written on stone

Monday, June 18th 2012 - 07:35 UTC
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 “A constitutional reform is not in our agenda,” said Senator Anibal Fernandez “A constitutional reform is not in our agenda,” said Senator Anibal Fernandez

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez main political spokesperson, Senator Alberto Fernández assured that the government has no plans of carrying out a constitutional reform and said that speculation about the 2013 legislative elections is “obscene.”

“A constitutional reform is not in our agenda,” the former Cabinet Chief insisted, and said he issues about an eventual modification haven’t reached him neither in a formal way at the Senate nor as mere gossip either.

Thus, Fernández dismissed rumours saying that the Government is aiming to reform the Constitution in order to allow President Cristina Fernández to run for a third term in the 2015 elections.

Regarding the possibility of running as a candidate in the 2013 legislative elections, Senator Fernández bluntly said “we are ages away from that. To speak of those matters right now obscene. When the time comes, will see what happens,” he added.

Earlier last week the head of the opposition Radical Party (UCR), Mario Barletta, said his party will not support a government’s constitutional reform plan “not even if they (Kirchnerites) swear by all religions and saints of the world that they won’t modify the presidential electoral system to validate a second re-election.”

Likewise Barletta said he has ”no doubt that this government (of CFK) will try to attack the Republic, the institutions and the Constitution itself before 2013, after 2013, and always“, and concluded, “Not if they bring it written in stone, we do not believe them because they are all liars.”

“I’m sure the government will go for it, and the Radical party will absolutely reject any attempt of that kind as it is a unanimous decision taken by the party’s National Committee” said Barletta.
 

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  • Idlehands

    I'm in two minds about this. While I'm sure the Falklanders would like a break from a ranting Argentine president - what would we do for entertainment if she reconciled to the fact that her day is done and her efforts failed?

    Jun 18th, 2012 - 08:37 am 0
  • GreekYoghurt

    Given she ignored the Constitution when 'taking' YPF... why are they even concerned about her paying any heed to the constitution when it comes to her being re-elected as 'eternal leader'?

    Hasn't that fat nazi git been groomed enough to be leader of their kakistocracy yet?

    Jun 18th, 2012 - 10:36 am 0
  • British_Kirchnerist

    What kind of “Radicals” see the current constitution as set in stone?! In fact what kind of democrats would support an administrative measure to prevent the people from deciding on their President, barring the overwhelmingly popular and talented candidate?

    Btw I know he was talking about something else, but Anibal's quote “we are ages away from that. To speak of those matters right now obscene. When the time comes, will see what happens,” in the article should really be the attitude to constitutional reform - it really shouldn't be ruled out at this stage. Maybe if Cristina really doesn't want to stand again they'll be no need for it, but I'd support it anyway on principle

    Jun 18th, 2012 - 11:09 am 0
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