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Alberto Fernández criticized the Supreme Court for the ruling that disqualified the candidacy of Sergio Uñac: 'It breaks federalism and weakens our democracy'


Highlights: The president of Argentina criticizes the Supreme Court's decision to suspend the election of the governor of San Juan. President Mauricio Macri says the decision undermines democracy. The court ruled that the candidate for governor was not eligible to run for re-election. The president says the ruling shows the court has a "profound disregard" for the Constitution. The ruling was made by a three-judge panel appointed by the president of the country. The judge who made the decision is the former head of the Court of Appeal.

After the ruling on the elections in San Juan was announced, the president came out to question the highest court.

Alberto Fernández criticized the Supreme Court for the ruling that disqualified the re-election candidacy of Sergio Uñac for governor of San Juan because he considered it unconstitutional. "Far from dispensing justice, it underminesfederalism and weakens our democracy," the president tweeted Thursday.

From Bolivia, where he traveled to start up a substation and the laying of more than 100 kilometers of cables capable of transporting 132 kilowatts to Tartagal, province of Salta, the President referred to the Court's ruling on the substantive issue in the candidacy of the governor of San Juan who sought a third consecutive term.

About 20 days after having suspended the elections by a precautionary measure, this Thursday the Supreme Court of Justice held that the candidacy of Sergio Uñac for the position of governor in the province of San Juan, is unconstitutional and thus will not be able to be a candidate for governor in the elections.

"Once again, the Supreme Court interferes in the democratic and autonomous process of the provinces," said Alberto Fernández from Bolivia.

And he added: "It has issued a sentence without the highest court of San Juan having previously given its opinion, attributing to itself an original competence based on a forced and illegitimate interpretation."

19 days ago, Alberto Fernández used the national network to renew the attack against the Supreme Court of Justice, which he described as "undemocratic" after the ruling that suspended the elections in Tucumán and San Juan; and took aim at Mauricio Macri and the opposition.

That day, Fernández said that the court "has demonstrated once again that it is capable of adapting its decisions to the political needs of the opposition and thus, once again, has revealed its anti-democratic character and its profound disregard for the federal regime that governs us."

The head of state insisted on another of the axes that he had already drawn as soon as the decision of the Court transcended: he also pointed against Mauricio Macri, remarking that the ruling "comes immediately after" the former president "treated as 'fiefdoms' to the northern provinces in which his political space foresaw defeats. "

"Obviously, the judges who accepted to be appointed by decree by Mauricio Macri continue to respond to his orders," he questioned, referring to the president of the Court, Horacio Rosatti, and Carlos Rosenkrantz, the two magistrates appointed during the Macri administration, but validated by Peronism in the Senate.

Fernández considered that "the suspension of the elections in the provinces of San Juan and Tucumán leaves democracy hostage to a group of judges who do not observe criteria of justice and that every day, in light of what is seen in the investigation carried out by the Impeachment Commission of the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation, They are more involved in severe administrative irregularities and maneuvers that serve the current opposition."

With criticism, the Peronist José Luis Gioja defended the ruling

Minutes after the Supreme Court of Justice held that the candidacy of Sergio Uñac for the position of governor in the province of San Juan is unconstitutional and that he will not be able to be a candidate again in the elections, the former governor and also Peronist candidate José Luis Gioja agreed with the ruling.

"The Constitution is to be respected. I'm not a lawyer, but I have common sense," said Gioja, who led Uñac as lieutenant governor in 2011. "Article 175 of the Constitution clearly states that the governor and vice president hold office for four years and can be re-elected up to twice. It's very clear," Gioja added.

José Luis Gioja criticized Sergio Uñac.

"The Court is being fair but it is unfair. Two days before the ban, the Court suspended the election with a preventive one. What he decided today should have been decided on May 9 and not suspend the election, "said Gioja in dialogue with Radio 10.

"They had the file for a month and a half, the outrage is to suspend the election and in Tucumán the same," Gioja claimed. It was all armed, in the final stretch and thus municipalizes the election."

And he launched a direct criticism of Sergio Uñac: "Tucumán with good judgment suspends the entire election, here to make the living or I do not know what, they suspend only that of governor and vice, when the provincial Constitution in its article 185 says that the election for governor must go jointly with the provincial deputies and that did not happen. "


See also

With criticism, José Luis Gioja agreed with the Court's ruling against a new candidacy of Sergio Uñac: "The Constitution is to respect it"

The opposition echoed the ruling against the candidacy of Sergio Uñac in San Juan: "Now they will freely choose what future they want"

Source: clarin

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