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Government fails to strip Cristina Fernandez of her parliamentary immunity

Wednesday, November 21st 2018 - 08:40 UTC
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Argentina ex-president and Senator Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner will retain her parliamentary immunity for the rest of the year following the ruling coalition's Senate block failed attempt on Tuesday afternoon to address the issue. Read full article


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  • golfcronie

    Argentine lawmakers at their very best, does nothing work in Argentina,not even the workforce?

    Nov 21st, 2018 - 10:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Of course she will. And the despicable Kamerad/Komrade Rique will back her up...

    Nov 21st, 2018 - 02:08 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tarquin Fin


    At least in this case, our lawmakers did what is right. There is no reason to take away her immunity without a guilty verdict. If they did take away her immunity there is a risk that the whole thing would look like a political move.

    The problem is not the Arg. Senate, it is Arg. Justice that still has not come up with irrefutable evidence about her alleged wrongdoings.

    Nov 21st, 2018 - 04:11 pm - Link - Report abuse +2
  • Enrique Massot

    .Decidedly, president Macri took Argentines for a bunch of idiots from the moment they voted for him. (Perhaps because of that).

    This resounding defeat marks the precise moment at which former Peronist allies begin to abandon the government, just days after supporting the approval of a recession-prone 2019 budget.

    As Tarquin explained above, there are no valid reasons for taking immunity away from CFK because there is not conviction.

    He very well cleared things up for the two posters above, who rant from the depths of their crass ignorance.

    Judge Bonadio's ruling to send CFK to prison now is nothing but a travesty, something the judge has been doing on a regular basis.

    As for the court action itself accusing Cristina for the Argentina-Iran memorandum of understanding regarding the AMIA bombing case, there simply is no basis for it.

    First of all, the MOU was never put in practice because the Iranian parliament did not approve it - therefore nothing was done and no crime could have been committed.

    Secondly, the MOU was read, debated and approved by the Argentine parliament, therefore the matter was an act of government no judiciable.

    What's more, prosecutor Alberto Nisman who wrote the denunciation against CFK and her government committed suicide the day before he had been summoned to explain his denunciation before a parliamentary committee.

    In the end, Argentines were not that dumb, Mr. Macri.

    Nov 21st, 2018 - 08:55 pm - Link - Report abuse -1
  • Tarquin Fin

    Actually Enrique, Nisman did not commit suicide. We'll never know what happened in that apartment but one thing is for sure: Even if the guy himself pulled the trigger, it wasn't due to his own volition.

    Nov 22nd, 2018 - 03:55 pm - Link - Report abuse +2

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