May 22, 2013
Mariotto to push law to make BA province officials' wealth transparent
Deputy governor for the province of Buenos Aires Gabriel Mariotto said today that he would push for a Public Ethics Law to be passed in the province, so that details on government officials’ wealth be made transparent.
The move was decided following the very public crossfire between popular actor Ricardo Darín and President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner over how the Kirchner’s achieved their wealth, over social networks Twitter and Facebook.
“Perhaps our personal patrimony remains unspoken because we are in the province, and there’s no need for us to present it,” to a court, Mariotto said.
The statements were made in an interview with local radio station La Red today, where he added that “there is a need to push toward transparency.”
“Daniel Scioli has a sum of money saved in dollars, and it is part of his sworn declaration, but it’s just not made public,” he added.
Scioli’s deputy further stated that at one stage he had prepared his own sworn declaration of weath “to present it” but just “didn’t have anywhere to do it.”
Finally, Mariotto labelled the lack of a Public Ethics law in the province of Buenos Aires, like in other provinces a “detriment.”