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First step of the Court for the cut of funds to the City: sent the case to the attorney Eduardo Casal


The highest court asked the official to rule on two issues: if it has jurisdiction and if it corresponds to issue a precautionary measure.

09/24/2020 - 12:06

  • Clarí

  • Politics

The Supreme Court of Justice took the first step to begin to deal with the lawsuit filed by the City of Buenos Aires against the reduction of funds from the coparticipation that the national government ordered days ago. 

The magistrates sent the demand to the attorney general, Eduardo Casal, for it to be issued on two specific issues: if the case is within the jurisdiction of the highest court and if it corresponds to issue a precautionary measure as requested by the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta , with the objective that the discount of funds ceases immediately.

Beyond the passage of the Court, the opinion of the interim prosecutor, which Kirchnerism seeks to displace, is not binding.  

The conflict originated two weeks ago, when the President decided by decree to subtract 1.18 coparticipation points from the City and refer them to the Government of Axel Kicillof to finance the increase in salaries of the Buenos Aires Police, amid strong protests from the effective.

Alberto Fernández and Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, a relationship that was deteriorating.

In the remainder of 2020, it would be about 9 billion pesos that CABA will lose.

By 2021, the impact will be much greater: the Government estimates that it will be about 45 billion pesos.

Hours after the announcement, the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, called the measure "unconstitutional" and assured that it would go to court.

"The decision taken by the Government is unconstitutional and we are going to go to the Court to defend the rights of the City. Much jurisprudence says that such a decision cannot be made, and less than one day to the next," Larreta launched in a conference , with signs of anger.

The firmness of the head of government to have the high court decide the issue and the lack of dialogue between the President and the mayor strained the bond between the two administrations more than ever.

For its part, the national government redoubled the bet and maintains that Alberto F. could have further reduced the percentage of co-participation that he set at 0.92 percent for the Federal Police.

On Friday, the City of Buenos Aires presented the lawsuit before the Court in order to stop the withdrawal of funds, amid the tension generated by Alberto Fernández's decision.


Source: clarin

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