May 22, 2013
'There's no formal decision on a constitutional amendment,' Kunkel
Victory Front lawmaker Carlos Kunkel defended the possibility of a constitutional amendment, although he warned that “no formal decision about it has been made on a congressional or party level.”
While strongly criticizing the opposition, the lawmaker said that “several political leaders and intellectuals suggest the need to revise the Constitution, but every time we try to introduce a bill calling for it, the right jumps to bite our throats.”
“Now they say that you can’t revise the Constitution in a democracy. I don’t agree with that,” he continued.
“What we’re taking about is an amendment that updates the Constitution to the 21st century,” he said. He insisted, however, that “no formal decision about it has been made on a congressional or party level.”
When asked about the possibility of a re-reelection for President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, he replied that that is something that would be discussed later on. “Whoever is in office will be determined by the population, candidates and Peronism in 2014. This is not the year to talk about that,” he said.
Kunkel also referred to Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli’s presidential aspirations for 2015. “That year is still too far away,” he replied.