June 19, 2013
Escalating tensionTuesday, January 19, 2010
Cobos asks President to ‘reconsider solution, travel to China’
Vice-President Julio Cobos asked President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to "reconsider the situation" and "for the sake of her country" to go on with her trip to China. This business trip was a remarkable one, long-planned and scheduled. Besides, it was to represent an excellent opportunity to deepen bilateral relations with the world's second economy.
The Vice-President insisted on the fact that each time he was in charge as the main authority of the Executive branch he did not sign any decree -except for the one in honor over former president Raúl Alfonsín's death, but it was under CFK's consent-. He assured: "I did not make decisions against any of the measures the Executive branch implemented and I did not make any administrative decisions." He added that if there was no threaten to the governability, he found no reason to suspend such an important trip like the one Fernández de Kirchner was about to embark on.
Cobos went deeper in the matter and expressed: "As regards the situation surrounding the Central Bank, no declaration of mine favoring the current head of this entity exists." He explained that the only thing he had said was that if what the CB Law Document had been respected, there would have been no need to sign two DNU emergency decrees, as the Bicameral Committee's resolution is non-binding. "I expect it is the National Congress the one who finds a way out of this conflict, which is nowadays a judicialized one," he expressed.
To the fact that he had been facing several accusations, including those of him not fulfilling his duty as Vice-President, he declared that they represent "not only personal damage, but also institutional damage, and are surely are concerning the Argentine people." He declared that he is willing to remain quiet, because he knows he will not be making resolutions which "out of those" which he is supposed to be making. He was clear when stating that he remains loyal "to the National Constitution." Cobos summed up: "I have not placed any obstacles on the way of any conflict. On the other hand, everything I've done was trying to seek ways out of several issues."