On December 21 of last year, three days after Argentina won its third world title in soccer, the Supreme Court of Justice issued a precautionary ruling favorable to the City of Buenos Aires, which forced the national government to modify the fee that
it had to pay for co-participation from 1.4% to 2.95%
, at least until a final judgment is issued in the claim initiated by the Buenos Aires administration in 2020.
From the following day, Thursday the 22nd, when the amount of the transfers should begin to be updated, President
Alberto Fernández ignored the ruling
, decided not to pay the difference and instead proposed to do so through bonds for 2031, an initiative that the City, protected by the Supreme ruling, he did not even consider.
From then on, an attack by Kirchnerism against the Court began, which
includes an unprecedented request for impeachment
that it promotes from the Chamber of Deputies and in which it accuses the four members of the highest court of poor performance.
In these weeks since the Court signed
the ruling that the Government decided to breach
, the debt with the City of Buenos Aires for that 1.55 point that is added to it of co-participation amounts to about
The figure, which will continue to grow as the weeks go by, is equivalent to some $600 million per day that the Buenos Aires government should have received and did not.
This is confirmed by sources with access to the Excel spreadsheets that are most viewed at this time in the Uspallata offices, in Parque Patricios.
Horacio Rosatti, president of the Supreme Court of Justice.
In the City, which after the co-participation removal decided in September 2020 had to cut the budget in key areas and also had to create a tax on credit card consumption, they are calculating what supplies could be purchased with those funds that For now, they do not arrive.
$15,000 million is equivalent to the acquisition of 2,500 patrol cars
to equip the local Police, valued at $6 million each.
Or also pay all the teachers and all the doctors in the City a month's salary.
In parallel, this week the Government sent a project to the National Congress so that the possibility of modifying the budget law during the current year is discussed in extraordinary sessions.
of the presidential decree would aim to ensure movements of items to be able to fund the increase in co-participation ordered by the Court in its ruling favorable to the City.
On the other hand, no project was included that raised taxes on online gambling, or on banks, as was speculated.
From the Buenos Aires Government, this Sunday his Chief of Staff, Felipe Miguel, assured that no change in the Budget is necessary to comply with the ruling.
In the City they are preparing to appear again in Court in February, when the fair ends.
How was the bid in the Supreme Court
It should be remembered that in its ruling, while awaiting confirmation of the substantive case filed by the City, the Court made it clear that the Buenos Aires government does not have to pay the money that it had been claiming for the removal of resources from 2020, some $ 200,000 million that were stopped being transferred to the Buenos Aires coffers and became part of the budget of the province of Buenos Aires, through the so-called Fiscal Strengthening Fund.
In these more than
two years of discussions between the City and the Nation
on the issue, members of both parties went to Court on the merits of the issue: how much money La Rosada should actually pay to the City for co-participation.
There were repeated meetings in the Talcahuano courts between representatives of both governments and interlocutors of the Court.
They never reached a political agreement and therefore the high court had to decide.
For the Nation, the negotiation was carried out by
Eduardo "Wado" de Pedro
, Minister of the Interior, while for the City, the technical team that worked on the claim was made up of Attorney
, Chief of Staff
, Minister of Economy
Martín Mura is
his counterpart from Justice and Security,
D'Alessandro, precisely, was targeted by Kirchnerism after alleged chats between him and Silvio Robles, secretary of the president of the Court, Horacio Rosatti, were illegally reported.
The controversy over them resulted in the official requesting leave from office and the Government including him and Robles in the
request for impeachment initiated against the judges
, which will enter the Chamber of Deputies and the ruling party will try to deal with the special sessions that have not yet been called by the President.
Meanwhile, as Clarín reported exclusively this weekend, a document appeared in which 22 economy ministers from the provinces endorsed an increase in transfers to the City due to the transfer of the Police.
That paper would have served as the basis for the calculation that the Court later made and that increased the Buenos Aires "cup" from 1.4% to 2.95%.
Co-participation: Governors of the PJ who reject the precautionary measure of the Court had previously agreed to pay the CABA
Co-participation: from the City they cross to Massa and say that it is not necessary to change the Budget to comply with the ruling