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Cristina Fernandez accuses the Prosecutor’s Office of violating the Constitution in her trial for corruption in Argentina

The Vice President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner – RAUL FERRARI / TELAM

Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner has accused prosecutors Diego Luciani and Sergio Mola of violating the National Constitution for basing their accusation on “decrees approved in Parliament” and has demanded that they be disqualified for life, in her defense plea in the trial in which he appears as a defendant.

In an intervention of more than an hour, the former president has assured that the case in which her participation in an illegal plot to defraud the State through the concession of public works in Santa Cruz is investigated is a “fable” set up to take her “by the hair” to declare.

Fernandez de Kirchner has argued that the policies put into question are the product of “three governments elected by the people”, so it is an “anti-constitutional, anti-republican and anti-federal” accusation, according to Telam.

“The people elect the governments, the three governments, the one headed by Nestor Kirchner and those headed by me, were elected by the people. We cannot be an illicit association,” insisted the former president.

In this sense, it has indicated that, if the accusation succeeds, it could be interpreted that all the acts that were the product of this “illicit association” –that is, the Government– would be “illegitimate”, for which the two prosecutors they could not be in the cause because she herself signed that they obtain such a position.

The aforementioned members of the Public Prosecutor’s Office requested a sentence of 12 years in prison for the vice president, as well as her perpetual disqualification for considering her responsible for defrauding 5,231 million pesos (more than 39 million euros).

The vice-president has also made reference to the assassination attempt, regarding which she has indicated that the detained persons “are not intellectual authors” and has assured that she feels defenseless “with this Judicial Power.” In addition, she has highlighted the relationship that exists between the lawyers of the detainees and the senator from Together for Change, from the opposition.

Source: Europa Press



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