May 25, 2013
'CFK just seeking for absolute power,' Rodríguez Larreta
BA City Cabinet Chief Horacio Rodríguez Larreta blasted the Judiciary reform project announced by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner during yesterday's State of the Nation speech at Congress.
The right-wing PRO party official accused the Head of State of seeking “total control and power” and “re-reelection” prospects.
In that sense, Rodríguez Larreta considered that changes in the electoral system of the Council of the Magistrates and the creation of new Cassation courts follow the president´s attempt to “intervene” the Justice, “which goes against any republican system”.
“She wants to gain control on everything. She wants total power and, if she could, to perpetrate herself in power. There is an electoral attempt behind this”, Rodríguez Larreta said in conversations with Mitre radio.
Among other opposition voices that questioned Fernéndez de Kirchner was Radical Party (UCR) Senator Ernesto Sanz.
Although the UCR member said that “certain projects” are “acceptable”-such as plans that aim at broadening access to information and improving judicial officials´ appointments- he demanded similar initiatives to be carried out at all levels of government.
“For an opposition lawmaker like me, access to information is practically impossible and in many cases we have to turn to Justice”, Sanz told Mitre reporters.