May 23, 2013
Gov't insists on discussing possible constitutional amendment
As rumours of a constitutional amendment continue, Victory Front lawmaker Carlos Kunkel assured that the Government has the prerogative to “start discussing the matter with the population.”
“We are not here to tell you we will be running in October 2015, we are saying that up until December 10th, 2015 we will be governing by the power granted in us by the Constitution. And that power given to us allows us to open a debate with the population regarding a possible amendment in the Constitution to make it more accordingly to the reality we’re living in,” the lawmaker said.
When referring to the possibility of a constitutional amendment that allows the President to seek a third term in office, Kunkel said that “the population will have all the information necessary in order to choose which destiny we want for Argentina in the next 20 years.”
Kunkel’s statements came only a week after Vice-President Amado Boudou was heard mentioning the possibility of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner seeking a third presidential term.