May 21, 2013
Constitutional reform possibility garners support among Kirchnerite officials
Ultra-Kirchnerite lawmaker Diana Conti, who back in 2010 shortly advocated in favour of perpetuating President Fernández de Kirchner in power, once again reiterated her support for a constitutional reform, assuring that she wishes the Head of State decided to “remain at the helm” of the country.
“It would make me so happy to see the President give herself a chance to remain at the helm of the country,” she said while speaking as a guest on a radio show on Sunday. “But in order for that to happen, she has to want it and that is not happening,” Conti lamented.
The lawmaker addressed recent rumours that suggest the possibility of changing the presidential system to a parliamentary one, and said she is against it because “it is not the most adequate system for Argentina.”
She said, however, that the current Constitution needs to be amended because it is based on a “liberal-conservative matrix.”
On Saturday, Kirchnerite lawmaker Jorge Landau had made similar statements regarding a constitutional reform, although he stated that doing so just to allow a president to run for re-reelection “wouldn’t make any sense.”
Landau said he was in favour of “anything that questions the status quo, because that always makes sense. Everything has to be put into question and we must then determine whether an amendment is justified or not.”