June 19, 2013
Crossfire between Rural Society, Nat'l Gov't continues
The spat between the National Government and the Rural Society continues as the head of the organization accused the Government House of launching a “direct attack on institutions.”
After President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner criticized the justice system over an injunction favouring the Rural Society, the head of the organization, Luis Miguel Etchevehere said he hoped each branch of government “could make decisions freely and without being pressured” by anyone.
“In any democratic country you can hope for division of powers, an independent justice system and that each branch of government can make decisions freely and without being pressured by anyone,” he said during a radio interview.
Uneasiness within the organization grew since yesterday after a series of surprising tweets that Fernández de Kirchner posted on her official Twitter account, in which she accused the Justice system of damaging the democratic system with the ruling that momentarily stopped the Government’s plan to expropriate the Rural Society grounds in Palermo.
“Criticizing the Justice system whenever it rules against what you were hoping for is not the way to improve the quality of institutions. This is a direct attack on institutions and independent justice,” Etchevehere assure.
Last Friday, the Civil and Commercial Court ruled in favor of the Rural Society and issued an injunction on the Government’s plans to expropriate the grounds, which were announced last December 19th.