December 6, 2013
Opposition insists on Lower House presidency plans
The opposition should seek to preside over the Lower House in case of a triumph in October’s legislative elections, congressional candidates Ricardo Alfonsín and José Ignacio De Mendiguren said today.
Progressive Civic and Social Front candidate Ricardo Alfonsin considered the opposition should review the 2009 parliamentary scenario when the anti-kirchnerite blocs “gave up” the presidency of the Lower House allowing the government to “impede” the “proper functioning of Congress.”
In a similar tone, Renewal Front’s De Mendiguren explained that “those who had the chance in 2009” of presiding over the Chamber of Deputies “did not do it and regret it.”
“No one can be criticized for exercising a right,” Sergio Massa’s ally added saying that an opposition control of the Lower House presidency -currently run by Victory Front's Julián Domínguez- “will be good for democracy” leading to “more balance in Congress.”
Meanwhile, head of the Renewal Front Massa had told reporters earlier today that “he is not interested in presiding over neither the chamber nor the opposition bloc.” “I rather have people with parliamentary experience to be in charge of conducting the bloc and the commissions,” the ex cabinet chied during the first administration of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner had stated.