The spokesman of the Presidency, Gabriela Cerutiratified this Thursday his disagreement with the judgment against Cristina Kirchner by Cause road. The official maintained that the procedure, which was resumed this week with the arguments stage, is “a judicial nonsense.” At the same time, she considered that “she has neither head nor tail” and is part of a “clear persecution”.
“The cause that is being carried out is a cause of clear judicial persecution of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, who has neither head nor tail, which is absolutely nonsense,” Cerruti stressed. During her usual press conference on Thursdays, the official specified that President Alberto Fernández adheres to a document from the Puebla Group that expressed her support for the former president.
He also added: “We absolutely share the opinion of the document of the Cluster of Puebla. The President always shared the opinion that the Puebla Group holds today”, explained Cerruti. And he recalled that the head of state “expressed it by going to testify in court and also expressed it in a thread of tweets that he posted last week.”
In this way, the spokeswoman made reference to the document signed by Dilma Rousseff, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, Rafael Correa Y Fernando Lugo, among others, in which they denounce a “legal war” against the vice president. The statement states that it is “a process riddled with contradictions and motivated by dark political interests of powerful economic conglomerates.”
In addition, it warns about “the serious risks that it entails for Argentine democracy.” “This case confirms the risky but unfortunately common trend in other cases in Latin America against former presidents such as Luis Inacio ‘Lula’ da SilvaRafael Correa, Evo Morales and Dilma Rousseff, with a common denominator: the retaliation for their work on the side of progressivism”, they remarked from the Puebla Group.
Cerruti had already sent his support to Cristina Kirchner
Previously, Cerruti had refloated a message from Alberto Fernández in which he supported Cristina Kirchner, in the midst of the campaign on social networks promoted by the Front of All in defense of the vice president after the statements of the prosecutor Diego Luciani in the trial for the work public in Santa Cruz. Through her Spokesperson account on her Twitter, the official replied to a message from June 16 and cites a series of videos published by the vice president that she used to question the role of the Supreme Court of Justice.
“I have seen that many choose to criticize the ways to avoid the real problem we face: our justice is delegitimized and urgently needs a profound and democratic reform,” the President said at the time. Along the same lines, the head of state added: “The vice president has affirmed that in a case in which she is prosecuted and in which the prosecutor has not yet formulated her accusation, her sentence is already written” .
“This statement puts the objectivity of the justice system and the moral suitability of the members of the court in crisis,” the message continues. Fernández concludes with the following: “I have repeated a thousand times that we must rebuild a Federal Justice that respects and enforces constitutional rights. So much violation of these norms is tacitly admitted by the CSJN and that is a problem that should concern us all.”
How the rest of the FdT reacted to the trial
Meanwhile, the Frente de Todos promoted a campaign that garnered the support of several government and cabinet officials who respond to the President behind the use of the hashtag “#TodosConCristina.” For its part, La Cámpora published a controversial message of support through a video: “If they touch Cristina, what a mess it is going to make,” stressed the group led by the national deputy Máximo Kirchner, also Cristina’s son.