May 24, 2013
'Who will swear in CFK hasn't been defined yet,' Rojkes de Alperovich
Incoming Upper House’s provisional president, Beatriz Rojkes de Alperovich, assured “it hasn’t been defined” whether she will be the person in charge of swearing in President Fernández de Kirchner in her inauguration ceremony on December 10th.
The senator said that on Wednesday the head of the Kirchnerite bloc in the Upper House, Miguel Pichetto told her she would be the next provisional president only a few hours before she was sworn in and that Fernández de Kirchner called her only right before she entered the chamber to be sworn in.”
Regarding Fernández de Kirchner, Rojkes said she hasn’t been informed whether she will be the one in charge of swearing the Head of State and that she isn’t bothered bt the mystery surrounding the ceremony itself.
“The person leading has the right to decide what is the best thing to do. Press leaks and rumours tend to complicate things,” Rojkes de Alperovich said and stressed that she “would be delighted” to do the swearing in duties, in case Vice-president Julio Cobos, who should be in charge, per the National Constitution, decides not to attend the ceremony.
“It would be a great honour, particularly for the gratitude I feel towards the President for being able to occupy the post she gave me.”