May 26, 2013
Gils Carbó promises 'independent' administration
Recently approved as the new national prosecutor-general Alejandra Gils Carbó, sustained today that her administration “will be independent” and said that the resignation of her predecessor Estebán Righi left the Public Ministry “weaker.”
Alter the Senate approved her designation by a wide majority; Gils Carbó affirmed that “due to conviction” she would rule as she “should, applying the law in all cases without taking notice of who likes it or not, be it the President or any other person.”
The statements were made today during a radio interview.
Gils Carbó underlined the fact that President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met her “the day after she was put forward for the role,” after SIGEN head Daniel Reposo withdrew his candidacy.
Regarding Righi’s resignation in April this year, she said: “I regret the fact that he resigned because it left the Public Ministry weakened, leaving an image that shouldn’t be, because it’s not right that a prosecutor needs the support of the Government in order to take action.”