December 18, 2014
Zamora's appointment responds to 'strategic' and 'democratic' decision
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich defended the decision by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner to appoint ex governor of the province of Santiago del Estero Gerardo Zamora as the Senate provisional president, replacing Beatriz Rojkés de Alperovich.
The head of ministers explained that the move responds to Ms. Kirchner’s “strategic decision to promote a large, plural and democratic integration” of the ruling Victory Front party.
Radical Zamora has proved “commitment” with the federal government, Capitanich added, even though he “does not belong to the Peronist movement.”
“From the plurality of ideas, rules of institutional political quality can be built,” the minister stressed during his daily brief to the press at the government house, showing as well confidence that the Senate will support Zamora’s designation.