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President Cristina Fernandez resting but also involved in some decisions

Thursday, October 31st 2013 - 04:47 UTC
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The president 'reads and knows everything' going on, said governor Urribarri  The president 'reads and knows everything' going on, said governor Urribarri

Argentine president Cristina Fernandez who is currently recovering from cranium surgery to drain a blood clot, “reads and knows everything” about the current state of things in the country, revealed governor of Entre Ríos province Sergio Urribarri.

Urribarri’s statements ratify what á news website reported the day before: that the Executive Legal and Technical secretary Carlos Zannini was in charge of informing Cristina Fernandez news about the Supreme Court’s decision that declared the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media Law. This means the President should already be aware of the historic ruling.

Ambito Financiero published in its Wednesday edition that Zanini was in charge of informing the president of the Supreme Court ruling supporting the constitutionality of the Broadcast Media bill.

Last 8 October the Argentine president underwent surgery for a 'subdural hematoma' on the right side of her head, the result of a bump suffered in August. Five days later Cristina Fernandez was discharged from hospital and since has been under strict rest and recovery, no-stress conditions at the Olivos presidential residence.

It's not clear how long the convalescence originally established in thirty days is going to effectively last since the latest medical report also refers to a heart condition which will be analyzed following the current recovery.

Governor Urribarri, one of the possible presidential candidates from the ruling Victory Front in 2015, said the election period ahead is not a “sprint race but a long distance” dispute. He emphasized that following on Sunday's midterm election the ruling Victory Front remains as the leading force with over 30% of the national vote and thus confirming control of both houses of congress.

Urribarri added that he'd come 'to ratify governors' support of the government. ”We are about 15 governors (out of 24) who stand firmly; the (Kirchnerite) project is firmer than ever. State policies of Néstor Kirchner and Cristina (Fernández) have to be strengthened. We are not perfect, we could make mistakes but we correct them,” the provincial leader added.

The fact that the president was informed about the media law ruling on Tuesday has led Argentine political analysts to speculate that Cristina Fernandez was aware of what happened on Sunday's elections.

In effect having cabinet ministers, lawmakers and other members of her administration 'celebrate' victory late Sunday from the stage mounted at the Victory Front campaign headquarters, and with acting president Amado Boudou as cheer-leader, is something more traceable to the president's planning.

Categories: Politics, Argentina.

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  • Conqueror

    What a shame. I thought that the clot (Timerman) had killed her. So now she'll be turning over in her “mind” how to evade the judicial judgement that she must treat all media in the same way? Which “con” to try on the US courts next? No doubt the UK will be to blame. Perhaps it might be an idea for the UK to declare war in defence of British territories. Massive reinforcement of the Falkland Islands. 24-hour bombardment of Buenos Aires. Might as well be blamed for something we have done!

    Oct 31st, 2013 - 12:26 pm 0
  • agent999

    It makes one wonder how ill she really is.

    Oct 31st, 2013 - 01:28 pm 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Perhaps this is their way of putting her out to pasture and the world will never hear from her again as she spends her balance of time convalescing.

    Oct 31st, 2013 - 02:51 pm 0
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