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Cristina Kirchner found out before the ruling, considered it "ambiguous" and bet on a quick substantive decision


He was in his Recoleta department when he received information about the acceptance of the per saltum requested by the three judges who hear corruption cases against him.

Pablo Ibáñez

09/29/2020 - 19:37

  • Clarí

  • Politics

Minutes after noon, Cristina Kirchner received a message from one of her trusted men who knows the judicial ins and outs.

It was not good news: it was blowing him, in a


of data and smell,

that the Court would accept the

per saltum


By then, an hour after the co-ed meeting had started - some face-to-face;

Elena Highton de Nolasco via telematics - the vice president was

partially certain

that, against what she imagined, the court would accept the p

er saltum


There was

surprise and discomfort

, according to what Clarín reconstructed from Cristina's environment.

The surprise because until Monday, a general conviction reigned in Kirchnerism that the Court would not accept the fast track.

"If these are the rules, we will have to accept it and we will start with the transfers as Macri did



confided, annoyed, an official with a direct link with the vice president, who followed the news from his home, in Recoleta, because he reduced his presence to a minimum in the Senate in the wake of Covid-19.

He operated, after hours, another criterion that he pointed out in three lines, some of them expressed by Juan Martín Mena, vice minister of Justice, a reference with a direct terminal in the vice president.

In Cristina's environment they focused on three aspects.

One referring to the fact that the

unanimous vote was, in fact, 4 to 1

with a differentiated vote of Carlos Rosenkrantz, the figure on whom the government points all the criticism, and who reminds him that in 2016 he accepted to be appointed as a courtier via presidential decree . 

Another line referring to the fact that the ruling is considered "ambiguous" with respect to what to do in these hours about transfers, and focuses on

point 7

of the ruling that, they translate, orders that the Magistracy Council refrain from doing paperwork on transfers but, they say,

does not clarify what should happen to the chambermaids who were transferred in Macri's time and were later sent to their courts of origin.

On this element, in Cristina's environment they build the third criterion and it refers to the fact that the underlying issue has not yet been addressed and that it should be done quickly.

They are based on an administrative question: by interpreting that the ruling is not clear about what the chambermaids should do, they understand that the Court should resolve the merits before October 6, the date until which the magistrates are on vacation.

"It is the second time in its history that the Court accepts a per saltum, so we understand that the resolution of the merits will be quick,"

confided a source close to the vice and proposed, as a hypothetical date, that next week should be the resolution of the background theme.

The exceptionality of the

per saltum

- in reality, he accepted two different ones because Bruglia and Bertuzzi go for one file and Castelli for another - was an element that put into analysis the Kirchnerism that until Monday was convinced that the Court would not give rise and that In the worst case, I would ask that the formal route be resolved.

There was, in the previous one, an indication that the climate changed and had to do with the draw to break the tie in room 5 of the Administrative Litigation. 

Although close to Cristina they understand that the action of the Court follows a guideline of a political nature, in the middle they believed that this resolution could have led the highest Court to understand that

the issue would continue to be delayed in lower courts

and that this would keep it in force media and, naturally, politics.

In the Senate they understand that the

escraches to Ricardo Lorenzetti

could operate, in addition, in that need to give a final cut to the issue that, according to that logic, would be imminent: next week.

After that episode, Alberto Fernández and, among others, Minister Eduardo "Wado" De Pedro backed the former president of the Court.

Yesterday, after the ruling that the per saltum accepted, there was a different look.

Source: clarin

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