Argentina: Call for Support in Impeachment Trial Against Supreme Court

Argentina: Call for Support in Impeachment Trial Against Supreme Court

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Hugo Yasky, Secretary General of the Central de Trabajadores de Argentina (CTA).

BUENOS AIRES, 19th January (RHC) The secretary-general of the Central de Trabajadores de Argentina (CTA), Hugo Yasky, this Thursday urged popular mobilizations to support the holding of a political trial against the members of the Supreme Court (CSJ).

In statements to radio station FutuRock, the Frente de Todos (FdT), also a deputy, denounced the links between this organization, opposition sectors and large companies such as Grupo Clarín, and considered it necessary to carry out this process.

The equalization of those powers has led to the political ban of Vice President Cristina Kirchner and the seven-year imprisonment of social leader Milagro Sala, he said.

In a joint communiqué, the CTA, the Autonomous CTA, the Union Front and the Federal Workers’ Stream supported the government’s request to have such a trial against the CSJ, while defending the full validity of the constitution, separation of powers, federalism, labor and human rights.

Earlier this month, President Alberto Fernández and 11 governors requested that Court Chair Horacio Rosatti and his colleagues Carlos Rosenkrantz, Juan Carlos Maqueda and Ricardo Lorenzetti be questioned for poor performance of their duties.

At the request of these authorities, FdT lawmakers have prepared a 410-page document detailing the violations committed by the members of the highest court and proposing to summon them before the impeachment commission, which will conduct the investigation.

Both texts ensure the existence of “an inadmissible institutional degradation endangering the republican system of separation of powers”.

As they explain, this happened mainly because of actions taken by the CSJ ​​such as declaring unconstitutional Law 26.088, which had been in force for 16 years and established the functioning of the Magistracy Council.

The court also favored the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires with the increase in participation and issued a precautionary measure to force the state to pay this increase to this capital, even if it is not provided for in the approved budget for 2023.

They also denounced the negotiations between Rosatti’s spokesman, Silvio Robles, and the capital’s justice and security minister, Marcelo D’Alessandro.

Through Robles, the CSJ’s president developed specific political operations carried out through arbitrary decisions, they add.

On the other hand, they assert that Rosatti planned an illegal maneuver through which he irregularly took over the presidency of the court; He took the Judiciary Council by storm and manipulated its integration. (Source:PL)